The boy's mother told police that a man grabbed her son by the neck and forced him to empty his pockets while the boy was walking from the Nugget Mall toward the Kootznoowoo building. The suspect took the boy's money and fled in a silver mini van, police said.
The suspect is in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds, police said. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, gray sweat pants and a baseball cap, which he wore backwards. He wore his hood over the cap.
Police asked that anyone with information about the crime call 586-0600.