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NYPD: Minor Car Crash Leads To Gunfire, Attempted Robbery In The Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - A fender bender led to an armed confrontation in the Bronx.

Bronx Attempted Robbery Suspect
(credit: NYPD)

It happened Sunday, Nov. 29, at 1:50 p.m. on Lawton Avenue near Huntington Avenue in Throggs Neck.

According to police, a 24-year-old man was involved in a minor car crash. As he started to take pictures of the damage with his cell phone, a man and a woman attempted to take his phone. The man who was trying to get the phone then pulled out a gun and fired a shot near the victim.

Police have released images of the female suspect.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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