VALLEY STREAM - Police are searching for a thief who robbed a boy walking home from school in Valley Stream.

The Valley Stream High School student was knocked to the ground from behind yesterday.

Police say the 16-year-old was walking on Central Avenue and West Jamaica Avenue.

The suspect took his cash and a cell phone and then ran.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS - .