Group of women apparently tried to steal turtles from Prospect Park

(W.I.L.D. for Prospect Park)

A wildlife group is asking city parkgoers to be on the lookout after a group of women tried to steal turtles from Prospect Park.

"Wild Prospect Park" posted a photo to Facebook.

They say a group of five women were by the lake near park circle, luring turtles out of the water and bagging them up.

A bystander saw what was happening and stopped them.

The group says nine bags of turtles were found.

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