Police searching for teen who punched an 11-year-old boy, stole his cellphone

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BRONX, N.Y. — Police are searching for a teenager who punched a boy and then stole his cellphone.

On Saturday, Nov. 14 around 7:15 P.M. an 11-year-old was playing basketball inside Reservoir Oval Park.

The person he was playing basketball with punched the boy several times, stole his cellphone and then fled the scene, police said.

The victim was not hospitalized.

The suspect is being described between 15 and 18 years-old, 5-feet 6-inches tall, 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a T-shirt and jeans and he may identify himself with the name Brandon.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.