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Girl, 13, Arrested In Connection With Attempted Central Park Robbery

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Authorities have announced an arrest in connection with an attempted robbery in Central Park.

Police said they were looking for two young kids who allegedly tried to rob a 38-year-old woman on Monday.

On Thursday night, the NYPD announced the arrest of one of the suspects -- a 13-year-old girl, who was charged with attempted robbery.

Authorities said a girl first went up to the victim and demanded her cellphone, police said.

The victim refused and a boy, believed to be about 11 years old, then tried to snatch the victim's pocketbook, police said.

The victim managed to fight the suspects off, police said. No injuries were reported.

The boy involved in the incident is approximately 4-foot-5 and was last seen wearing a beige-striped fleece.

Police were also looking to speak with a 14-year-old girl who was seen with the suspects after the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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