Published Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Justin Bieber has faced a number of legal issues this year. (© Getty)
The singer had not been arrested but "has been accused of attempted robbery" a LAPD spokesperson has told the Los Angeles Times.
The incident is believed to have taken place at around 10pm on Monday night, and was reported to police on Tuesday.
Police said "the victim has been interviewed," but Justin Bieber has not been "detained, arrested or questioned".
The alleged victim claims Bieber, 20, tried to take her phone in San Fernando Valley when he noticed she was about to take photos of him on the device.
She said the incident happened when she spotted Bieber and his entourage playing mini golf in Sherman Oaks Castle Park.
This is the latest in a string of legal woes for the singer, who was arrested at the end of January in Miami Beach after what police described as an illegal street drag race.
Bieber also faces charges of resisting arrest and driving with an expired licence.
He is set to face trial on 7 July.
Meanwhile police were called to conduct a search at his home in California after he allegedly threw eggs at a neighbour's house.
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