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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013 2:45 pm

A group of women didn’t realize how close they were to a passing police officer when, according to the officer, they tried to rob a man early on Friday morning.

A vehicle carrying four women pulled alongside a man walking near the intersection of Cherokee Lane and Vine Street around 12:50 a.m., according to Lodi Police Sgt. Eric Versteeg.

The man told police that the women confronted him and demanded his wallet, according to Versteeg. But the victim refused.

At least one woman got out of the car and approached the victim, Versteeg said. The woman, who the victim thought was a man, tried to take his wallet, but the victim fought back, police said.

The woman gave up and got back in the car. As the car drove away, the victim flagged down a nearby Lodi police officer, who was driving by, Versteeg said.

He told the officer about the attack and pointed out the car, which was trying to drive to the Highway 99 on-ramp, Versteeg said. But the officer quickly stopped the car.

None of the women said they tried to rob the man, Versteeg said. They only said there had been a confrontation.

Lodi police arrested Monica Medina, 20, and Catalina Garcia, 22, each from Lodi, on suspicion of attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of drugs or alcohol. Victoria Salmeron of Lodi, 18, was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Another woman was arrested but later released.

Garcia was also arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for drugs or alcohol. All three women were booked into San Joaquin County Jail on $153,000 bond.

Contact reporter Kristopher Anderson at krisa@lodinews.com.

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