Boy, 13, sexually assaulted inside deli

The NYPD is asking for the public's help tracking down a man who sexually assaulted a boy inside a deli in Queens.

The man forced the 13-year-old boy to perform a sex act on him before running off.  The assault occurred at the Hands Deli at 233-14 Merrick Boulevard at about 5:20 p.m. on Sunday.  The boy was treated at North Shore Manhasset Hospital.

Cops said the suspect is known as 'Mel.' He is described as black, approximately 250 lbs., 6'0" tall, with brown eyes and bald with a dark complexion.

He was last seen wearing a blue and gray NY Mets baseball cap, black sneakers, a gray t-shirt, black hooded sweatshirt, a black bubble vest, black jeans and a earring in his left ear.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.  Police say that you can remain anonymous.