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Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man suspected of assaulting and then robbing an 11-year-old girl last month.
Police say the girl was approached by a 25-year-old male in front of a laundromat in Fordham. They say he punched her in the face, then robbed her.
Authorities have released a photo of the suspect taken before the incident. They describe him as a black male, weighing about 200 pounds and standing at around 5 feet 10 inches tall.
The suspect was last seen wearing a grey and black jacket with a grey hoodie. Police say he got away with the girl's phone and backpack.
The 11-year-old victim refused medical treatment on the scene. No other injuries were reported apart from the trauma to her face.