CORONA, Queens — A man on a pink bike with butterflies on it forcibly robbed a 10-year-old girl as she headed to school on Wednesday morning, injuring the child’s hand, police said.
The girl was on 34th Avenue near 102nd Street around 8 a.m. when a man on what appears to be a children’s bike approached and grabbed the child’s phone from her hand before fleeing the scene on the bicycle, police said.
Police said the girl was treated by her school nurse for an injury to her hand.
The NYPD asked for help identifying the man. The bike is described as pink and white with butterflies on it.
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