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Attempted Cell Phone Theft Thwarted Tuesday Night

PATERSON, NJ - A woman talking on her cell phone warded off a robber's attempt to steal the phone on Tuesday night.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Straight and Van Houten streets, where a Hispanic female using her phone was approached at around 8 p.m. by a black male who made a grab for the phone and tried to wrest it away from the woman, according to Paterson police.

The victim successfully put up a struggle and the suspect was unable to take the phone before giving up and running away. The woman was not hurt.

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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