Police hunting for a man they beleive stole an iPhone from a 9-year-old boy after threatening to kill him in the elevator of his apartment building in Brighton Beach on Oct. 25.
The suspect allegedly approached the boy at around 2:30 pm inside the elevator and threatened him and demanded his phone before fleeing. The boy was not injured.
The suspect is a male in his late teens with braided hair, according to police.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477, or for Spanish, (888) 577-4782. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.