The 42 year old woman was looking at her iPhone when she was attacked at the intersection of West 96th Street and West Drive just after 9 a.m. on Friday.
The victim sustained a bruise to her face, but she declined medical attention.
The teen fled with the phone.
The suspect was described as a black male, about six feet tall, between 13 and 15 years-old, slim and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.
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