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Video: Teen Arrested After Punching Woman, Stealing Purse at Pharmacy in West Seattle

Seattle police arrested a 13-year-old boy after he reportedly stole a woman’s purse and punched her in the face on April 6.

Officers were called to a pharmacy in the 2600 block of Southwest Barton Street for reports of a strong-arm robbery. A woman reported to police that an employee confronted a group of teens inside the store for not paying for items and she also commented on the situation.

The woman told police one of the teens approached her and took her purse before running toward the exit of the pharmacy. The woman chased after him and caught up to him at the entrance. She reported the teen grabbed her shirt and threw her to the ground. As she got back up and chased him, he punched her in the face several times.

The teen suspect and the group ran eastbound on Southwest Barton Street. The victim called police. Officers found the suspect and two other teens near 18th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Barton Street.

The 13-year-old boy was arrested and booked into the Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center for investigation of robbery. The two others were identified and released.

The victim was treated by Seattle fire crews on the scene.