WATCH: Man Steals Boy's Cell Phone, Flees

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013  |  Updated 9:44 AM EDT
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Police are searching for the man seen in this surveillance video stealing a cell phone from a 13-year-old boy in the Bronx Sunday, Jan. 20. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

NBC 4 New York

Police are searching for the man seen in this surveillance video stealing a cell phone from a 13-year-old boy in the Bronx Sunday, Jan. 20. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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A man was caught on surveillance video stealing a cell phone from a boy in the Bronx, then running away.

Police are now searching for the suspect, described as about 18 to 25 years old. 

Police say the 13-year-old boy was walking in the South Bronx at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, when the robber approached him from behind, forcefully grabbed the boy's phone and fled. 

Anyone who recognizes the suspect in the video is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com. 

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