ELMHURST, Queens — A man tried to steal from an 11-year-old boy outside of a mall in Queens this week, police said Friday.
The incident happened around 7:50 p.m. Thursday in front of Queens Place Mall in Elmhurst, according to the NYPD.
Police said a man walked up to the boy and asked him for a dollar. When the boy refused, the man followed the child and tried to steal a bag from his hand, police said.
A struggle ensued, at which point the man was able to take the bag but ran off without any of the contents, police said.
The NYPD released a photo of the suspect on Friday.
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