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Two girls charged after attack in Steinbach

WINNIPEG — Two girls from Steinbach have been charged with robbery after they allegedly assaulted a teenager and stole her purse on Christmas Day.

The 14-year-old girl was walking along Main Street shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday when she was approached by two girls who asked her for cigarettes, according to the RCMP. She tried to run away but the girls caught up with her and physically assaulted her before taking her purse, police said.

With the help of the victim’s brother, police found the girls responsible and arrested them.

The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The 12-year-old and 13-year-old are scheduled to appear in court February.

» Winnipeg Free Press

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 27, 2013

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WINNIPEG — Two girls from Steinbach have been charged with robbery after they allegedly assaulted a teenager and stole her purse on Christmas Day.

The 14-year-old girl was walking along Main Street shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday when she was approached by two girls who asked her for cigarettes, according to the RCMP. She tried to run away but the girls caught up with her and physically assaulted her before taking her purse, police said.

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WINNIPEG — Two girls from Steinbach have been charged with robbery after they allegedly assaulted a teenager and stole her purse on Christmas Day.

The 14-year-old girl was walking along Main Street shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday when she was approached by two girls who asked her for cigarettes, according to the RCMP. She tried to run away but the girls caught up with her and physically assaulted her before taking her purse, police said.

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