Los Angeles police detectives are investigating allegations from a woman who claims Justin Bieber took her cellphone at a miniature golf course.
"He has been accused of attempted robbery," LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera told The Times, adding that detectives have not talked to the pop star yet.
The woman said Bieber grabbed the phone because he thought she was taking pictures of him at the San Fernando Valley course, police reported. Bieber was not accused of keeping the phone, authorities said.
The woman told officers in the Police Department's Devonshire Division that the incident took place Monday around 10:30 p.m.
Bieber has had a series of run-ins with law enforcement authorities this year.
In February, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives investigated Bieber in a felony vandalism case after he was accused by a neighbor of egging a home in Calabasas.
The egging in the 25000 block of Prado Del Grandioso was considered a possible felony because damage totaled $20,000, authorities said.
Through his attorney, Bieber denied any wrongdoing in the matter.
Bieber was arrested in Florida on Jan. 23 and later charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving without a license.
Earlier this year, Bieber surrendered to Toronto police on an assault allegation involving a limousine driver.