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The Today File

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December 18, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Pair of 16-year-old girls mug woman in South Seattle

Two 16-year-old girls were arrested last night after they attacked a woman and stole her purse near the Mount Baker Light Rail Station, according to Seattle police.

The victim had just stepped off a bus around 9 p.m. when she heard someone behind her as she was walking underneath the station, police said. As the victim turned around, two teen girls pushed her to the ground, and one began punching her in the face, according to police.

The other girl grabbed the victim’s purse, breaking the strap. Police said the two girls ran off.

The victim gave police a detailed description of the attackers.

Police located two girls who matched the descriptions at a Bartells drugstore in the 2300 block of Rainier Avenue South. Police said the victim was able to positively identify the two teenage girls as the muggers.

One of the girls had the victim’s driver’s license and credit cards, police said.

The girls were booked into the Youth Services Center for investigation of robbery.

The victim suffered scraped knees, a cut lip and redness around her left eye in the attack, according to police.

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