At around 6:15 on January 17, cops say the boy was approached by a man on the corner of Underhill Avenue and Seward Avenue near Stevenson Commons.
When the child refused, the mugger forcibly removed the headphones and then threatened the child with harm. The robber then fled in an unknown direction.
Cops released surveillance video of the suspect taken from a nearby bodega after the crime. No word on whether the headphones the suspect is sporting in the video are the same ones he is accused of stealing.
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