The woman was strolling to high school in Queens round 8 a.m. when a male on a lady’s bicycle approached her, the New York Police Division stated.
He then forcibly took her telephone and sped off, authorities stated. The woman reported ache in her hand and was handled by a college nurse.
The NYPD launched photographs of surveillance footage of the suspect on the bike and inside a comfort retailer shopping for snacks. Robberies within the metropolis are barely down, in line with police information.
As of Sunday, town skilled 9,647 reported robberies, in comparison with 9,686 in the identical timeframe in 2020. Felony assault, nonetheless, elevated with 16,889 stories. That determine represents a 7% leap from the 15,787 reported final 12 months.