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Teen Arrested for Robbery on Capitol Hill

Police arrested a teen for a robbery on Capitol Hill Saturday night after she assaulted a 37-year-old mother and her 17-year-old daughter and took a purse.

The victims were walking on E Union St. near Broadway Court around 11:30 PM when they were approached by a group of two females and four males. The females struck the 37-year-old victim in the face. As she was trying to protect herself from further punches, someone grabbed her purse, knocking her to the ground. The suspects also punched the woman’s daughter when she stepped in to defend her mother.

After the suspects got the purse they all fled the scene.

Witnesses told police that they had seen two males throw a purse into a garbage can after they ran from the scene. Officers located the victim’s purse, but were unable to find her missing her wallet and phone.  Seattle Fire Department responded to the scene and treated the victims for minor injuries.

Police stopped a 17-year-old female near the scene, arrested her for the incident, and booked her into the Youth Services Center for investigation of robbery.