UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — A teenage girl has been arrested in connection to a violent group attack of a woman last Thursday in Upper Manhattan, according to police.
Authorities said 18-year-old Trinity Velez, of the Bronx, was arrested Thursday and has been hit with a robbery charge.
Police said the investigation is ongoing, as Velez is just one of four people cops were looking for in the attempted robbery that left a 57-year-old woman with broken bones in her face.
According to officials, the woman was walking near the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and West 68th Street around 10:30 p.m. when the group approached her from behind.
One of them punched her in the head, causing her to fall, police said. A second person attempted to take her purse, but she resisted.
The suspects fled the scene empty-handed, cops said.
Surveillance images of the group of people wanted in the attack can be seen below.
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