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13-Year-Old Boy Mugged for Cellphone in The Bronx, Police Say

By Julie Shapiro | January 28, 2013 8:16pm

THE BRONX — Police are looking for a man accused of mugging a 13-year-old boy in The Bronx earlier this month.

The suspect grabbed the victim's cellphone about 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the 41st Precinct, which covers parts of the South Bronx, and then fled, police said. A video released by the NYPD shows the victim wearing a backpack and walking alone.

Police described the suspect as an 18-to-25-year-old man.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.