Surveillance, sketch released of subway robber

December 17, 2009 6:16:54 PM PST
Detectives are trying to identify a man who attacked a woman outside a subway station in Queens. Police released a sketch and surveillance video of the suspect.

The incident happened early Sunday morning as the victim was leaving the 30th Avenue station in Astoria.

Police say the man threw her to the ground and tried to sexually assault her, before running away with her cell phone.

He is described as 5-foot-6 and approximately 165 pounds.