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Teen Attacked on Merrick Road

Young victim kicked in the stomach during attempted robbery in Massapequa.

A 16 year-old girl was attacked by a group who tried to steal her purse Thursday afternoon, police said.

The victim, who was walking home alone, was approached by a group of five or six Hispanic girls who also appeared to be teens on Merrick Road near Ocean Avenye at about 3:20 p.m., according to cops.

One of the gang knocked the victim's books out of her hands and demanded she give them money. When the victim reached down to pick up her books, the girl then kicked the victim in the stomach and tried to grab the handbag. 

Nothing was taken and the victim wasn't hurt badly.

The girl who kicked the victim was l and was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, dark sweat pants, and black Jordan sneakers with pink soles, cops said.

Police are urging anyone with information on this attempted robbery to contact the Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are confidential.

an old guy May 07, 2012 at 04:30 PM
amen
mike May 07, 2012 at 10:28 PM
mike,please be aware the 7pct. had its only plainclothes unmarked anti crime patrol cut in the budget.bureau of special operations patrols the 7th on occasion but comes out of a central location.when i lived in queens we had at least 3 unmarked cars on patrol.most officers are excellent but a few just want to sleep and ruin the reputation of majority.officers should study crime pattens in comstat closely and adjust the patrols accordingly.
Mike May 08, 2012 at 11:33 PM
walk home with a friend
phil June 25, 2012 at 07:45 PM
IT WOULD SEEM THAT SEVERAL PATROLS COULD BE SET AT THE TIME SCHOOLS CLOSE IN THE AFTERNOONS.SURE SOME KIDS LINGER BUT MOST ARE TRAVELING AFTER 3:00 PM
terri mason July 15, 2012 at 03:11 PM
you are all blaming the victyim for walin alone, the parents for not eing vigilant with defensive arts,and mostly the police how about the lack of morals and human kindness that is being exhibited more and more by our youth. These girls that ttacked this young lady arejust one example of how desensitized this generation is becoming to their fellow human beings. They are the problem not ed mangano or the police

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