VIDEO: Armed man tries to steal teen's coat

Police in New York say a man armed with a gun tried to steal the coat right off of a teen walking down the street.

Police say it happened about 7:50 a.m. on Tuesday morning in Brooklyn.

The 16-year-old boy was walking down 61st St. when the man came up behind him, pulled a gun and demanded his coat.  The victim refused and a struggle ensued.

Police say the man hit the teen with the gun numerous times. The victim suffered lacerations to his face and head as a result of the attack.

The guy didn't get the coat and ended up running away empty handed.

Police describe the suspect as black, 5'10"; last seen wearing a beige jacket, a gray hooded sweater, gray sweatpants and red boots or sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  They say all calls are confidential.

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