Teen couple attacked, robbed in Central Park: cops

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CENTRAL PARK (PIX11) -- Police say a teen couple was attacked and robbed by a group of fellow teens in Central Park over the weekend.

According to the NYPD, the 17-year-old girl and 19-year-old boy were approached by a group of about 15 teens as they sat in the Hecksher Playground on West Drive at about 9:30 Saturday evening.

The couple began arguing with the group, and the confrontation quickly became physical. A teenage girl puled out a taser-like device and punched the 17-year-old girl in the face. As she was being attacked, a male suspect took the victim's pursed and stole her iPhone inside. The group then fled the park on foot.

The suspects are described as a female Hispanic, about 5'5" and 135 pounds, and a black male, about 6'0" and 210 pounds.

The robbery is just one in a string of violent incidents in the park over the course of the weekend.

On the Sunday, a 19-year-old woman was robbed while jogging near 110th Street and Fifth Avenue at about 8 p.m.  Later that night, a 45-year-old man reported being choked and robbed at gunpoint as he walked along 81st Transverse near Central Park West at about 1 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.