Police search for man who slashed teenage girl during robbery in Queens

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man who slashed a teenage girl during a robbery in Queens.

The NYPD released a sketch of the man they are looking for.

The 15-year-old victim was walking at the corner of Horace Harding Expressway South Service Road and 155th Street on Wednesday night when the suspect brandished a knife and demanded her cellphone, police say.

She refused and attempted to run away. The man slashed her left leg before fleeing without any property.

The victim sustained a laceration and was removed to New York Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition.

The NYPD describes the suspect as a white male in his forties, approximately 5'9" tall, 170 lbs, blue eyes, long brown curly hair, and last seen wearing a dark baseball hat and blue shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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