Police are looking for two young men wanted for attacking and robbing a 12-year-old boy in the South Slope area.
According to authorities, on Mon., Feb. 4, at around 3:05 p.m., the two crooks approached the victim on 17th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. One of them slapped the victim’s cellphone from his hand, knocking it to the ground. The other perp punched him in the face and took the phone from the ground before fleeing the scene.
The victim suffered pain and swelling to his face.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.