Police are searching for a man who they say sexually assaulted and robbed a 15-year-old boy in the Jackson Heights and Elmhurst sections of Queens.
According to police, the suspect first approached the 15-year-old on the street at approximately 11 p.m. Wednesday.
They say he displayed a black firearm and took the boy's iPod.
Police say he then forced the boy to follow him to two locations, one in Jackson Heights and one in Elmhurst.
Authorities say the suspect then sexually assaulted the boy at both locations.
Police say the first incident took place behind a building in a residential area of Jackson Heights.
The suspect is described as between the ages of 20 and 27. He is said to be 5 feet, 4 inches in height and is said to weigh 180 pounds.
Authorities say he was last seen wearing brown pants, a white tank top and an orange baseball cap with a Yankees logo.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.