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Girl, 15, shoved to ground during Central Park stroll, cellphone stolen

Posted at 11:53 AM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 12:43:10-04

MANHATTAN — A man is being sought Wednesday for pushing a 15-year-old girl to the ground in Central Park before robbing her, according to police.

The teen was walking with a friend on West Drive in the northern part of the park when she was assaulted around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

A man shoved her to the ground then stole her cellphone, according to police. Her friend was unharmed.

The man sought is believed to be in his 20s, possibly around 25 years old.

He is described as standing 5 feet 8 inches to 10 inches tall, and weighing about 175 pounds.

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