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.