2 children wanted in Central Park attempted robbery

Girl arrested in Central Park mugging

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

One of three children the NYPD had been looking for in connection with an attempted mugging in Central Park was arrested, said police.

The 13-year-old girl was taken into custody early Friday.

The victim, a 38-year-old woman, was in the area of Fifth Ave. and East 107th Street when she was approached by a girl demanding her cell phone Monday night, police said.

When the woman refused, a second child grabbed her pocketbook, but was unable to pull it away.

The children and a third person ran off. Surveillance photos of the trio were released on Thursday.

Police describe suspect number one as a black girl, 12 to 14, approximately 4 feet 10 inches tall, and wearing a black jacket with a red hood and a braided pony tail.

The second suspect is described as a 10- to 11-year-old black boy, 4 feet 5 inches tall, and wearing a beige striped fleece.

A third person wanted for questioning was wearing a purple shirt. She is described by police as black and approximately 14 years old.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers:

www.nypdcrimestoppers.com

Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477)

Text your tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577

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