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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) - Two 13-year-old girls who were arrested in Harlem this weekend are accused of running a group of 10 to 20 violent robbers that have targeted victims across upper Manhattan, the NYPD says.
Police tell 1010 WINS the two tweens ran their operation out of the Grant Houses in Morningside Heights.
The suspects and their crew have wreaked havoc in the area, attacking victims on streets and in parks near the Grant Houses, according to police.
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The girls were arrested in front of 1514 Amsterdam Ave. around 11 p.m. Saturday, the NYPD said. They remained in custody on Sunday.
Police said officers with the 30th Precinct are interviewing witnesses and victims to determine how many crimes they're responsible for.
Investigators are looking into "several incidents" spanning at least two precincts, but police couldn't immediately give a specific number of incidents or offer any more details.
It's unclear how many charges the two girls are facing.
Police said they are seeking other suspects in a string of assaults and robberies.
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