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Two Kids Tried to Steal Woman's Purse in Central Park, Cops Say

By Emily Frost | April 24, 2013 4:07pm | Updated on April 26, 2013 9:23am

CENTRAL PARK — Police were looking for two young kids who attempted to steal a woman's purse and cellphone Monday night in Central Park — with one of the suspects described as being as young as 10 years old, police said.

The 38-year-old woman was walking through the eastern part of the park, near Fifth Avenue and 107th Street, about 8 p.m. when a girl, described as between 12 and 14 years old, approached her and demanded that she give up her cellphone, police said.

The woman refused, at which point a second suspect, who looked like he was between 10 and 11 years old, tried to grab her purse, cops said.

The victim held on to her purse and both suspects fled. There were no reported injuries.

The suspects were seen later with another girl, who looked like she was about 14 years old, wearing a purple shirt, police said.

Detectives were looking to speak with her about the attempted robbery. 

The first suspect, who is about 4-foot-10 and between 12 and 14-years-old, was last seen wearing a black jacket with a red hood and had a braided pony tail, police said.

The second suspect is about 4-foot-5 and between 10 and 11 years old and was wearing a beige striped fleece, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

CORRECTION: An original version of this article incorrectly described both of the attempted robbery suspects as boys. In fact, police were looking for a girl and a boy.