Girl, 16, assaulted and robbed of iPhone while walking down Sheepshead Bay street

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SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn — A teen was assaulted and robbed while she was walking down a Brooklyn street Monday afternoon.

Police are searching for the person who assaulted and robbed a 16-year-old girl of her iPhone. (DCPI)

The 16-year-old was walking along Batchelder Avenue and Avenue V in Sheepshead Bay around 3:15 p.m. when a man approached her and grabbed her and threw her to the ground, police said.

He took her iPhone 6S before running away.

The suspected robber is described as a male about 16 to 20 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches and was last seen wearing dark clothing.

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. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).