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Justin Bieber accused of attempted robbery

Justin Bieber did not attempt to steal a woman's phone, says an employee of the batting cage where Bieber was accused of attempted robbery.

The woman, who spoke with TMZ, said she witnessed the event unfold and while the star became frustrated, he never touched the woman or her phone.

"Sources close to Bieber tell us, the singer lost his cool because the flash kept distracting him while he was trying to bat," reports TMZ. "She says Bieber was upset, but never got physical with the woman in any way ... and definitely didn't try to grab her phone."

On Tuesday night, detectives from Los Angeles police were interviewing the woman who accused Bieber of attempted robbery.

"He has been accused of attempted robbery," Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department said.

She said the incident allegedly took place around 10:30 p.m. Monday in the LAPD's Devonshire Division, at a batting cage in Sherman Oaks, near where the star lives.


According to TMZ:

"Justin and his crew got into an altercation with some guys at the batting cage when J.B. noticed she was going for her cellphone to take pictures. She says Justin demanded to see her phone so he could erase any photos. She says she refused to fork over the phone so he then went into her purse and grabbed it.

The woman says she began wrestling with Bieber, trying to get her phone back. She says he ripped it out of her hands but couldn't accomplish his mission because the phone was locked.

She says Justin gave her the phone back and demanded that she unlock it to see if she took photos. She obliged and showed Justin she had taken none. She says she told Justin she and her 13-year-old daughter just wanted to say hi, and Justin screamed, 'You're humiliating yourself in front of your daughter. Why don't you just get out of here.' Her daughter started crying."

Officer Herrera said detectives have not interviewed Beiber. The Canadian pop star was at the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Thunder Tuesday night in Oklahoma City, according to multiple tweets.

Los Angeles Times and Fairfax Media