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Teens punch, kick woman in Central Park

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CENTRAL PARK, Manhattan — A group of teenagers attacked a woman in Central Park on Sunday night, police officials said.

The woman walked past the four teens around 9:15 p.m. on the 65th Street Transverse through the park, police said. She was attacked from behind.

The group of teens allegedly knocked her to the ground, punched her and kicked her, officials said. One of the teens snatched the woman’s purse, iPhone, credit cards and $500.

She screamed and one of the teens covered her mouth, police said. The teens, who are described as being 15 or 16, ran off with the woman’s belongings.

No arrests have been made, officials said.

The woman’s left hand and left knee were injured, an NYPD spokesperson said. She also received injuries to her mouth and head. The woman was treated at the precinct. Police have not released any identifying information for the woman.

Violent crime in city parks was high over the summer.