PATERSON, NJ - Police are investigating a street attack and robbery of a 12-year-old victim late Tuesday night.

According to Sgt. Ivette Otero, the minor was walking home just before midnight when he was approached by two males in the area of 12th Avenue and Rosa Parks Blvd. The suspects assaulted the victim, punching him in the face and then stealing his smart phone, before they ran off.

The victim was not seriously injured. It is not known whether the two suspects were also juveniles, or whether they were adults.