CORONA, Queens (WABC) — The NYPD is searching for a man accused of stealing a cellphone from a 10-year-old girl as she walked to school in Queens.

According to police, the man threatened the young girl on 34th Avenue in Corona around 8 a.m. Wednesday, forcing her to give up her phone.

He took off on a children’s bicycle southbound on 102nd Street and was later seen inside a nearby bodega.

The bicycle is described as pink with white butterflies.

The victim reported pain to her wrist and was treated by a school nurse.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this individual 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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