Two 16-year-old girls arrested for robbing woman

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columbia_city_station_central_linkShortly after 9 p.m. Monday, police were called about a strong-arm robbery in the 3000 block of Rainier Avenue South.

As an officer was en route to the scene, he saw two teenage girls that fit the description of the suspects. Upon arriving at the scene, the female victim told police that she had exited the bus with a group of people and was walking underneath the light rail station when she heard someone behind her. As she turned around, she said the two girls pushed her to the ground.

She said that one of the suspects punched her a number of times in the face while the other suspect grabbed her purse. She attempted to hold onto her purse, but the strap  broke and suspects then fled. The victim had scraped knees, a cut lip and redness around her eye, where she said she had been punched repeatedly. The woman provided police with a detailed description of the two girls and police located them at a Bartell Drugs in the 2300 block of Rainier Avenue South.

The victim positively identified the girls; police discovered one of the girls had the victim’s driver’s license and credit cards on her, as well as some cash. Police found the victim’s purse in a garbage can inside a nearby Wendy’s.

The teenagers were arrested and booked into the Youth Services Center for investigation of robbery.

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  • Dawn

    If people want the Rainier Valley to stop seeming like the f*cking ghetto then everyone needs to clean their f*cking act up. I am amazed and baffled every damn time I hear the Rainier Valley on the news. YES the Rainier Valley is OBVIOUSLY a black community. GET OVER THAT. A black community doesn't HAVE TO BE GHETTO OR FILLED WITH CRIME. You are perpectuating your own stereotypes. And only you can stop it.

  • Dawn

    If I was a black American, I would be rallying this neighborhood to end the violence and stop the stereotyping of my community once and for all. Change begins with the individuals. There is still a very savage black person mentality that sickens me and hopefully many others, enough to finally do something about this. Only cowards do sh!t like this. It is sad you've all let your community go so downhill when it doesn't have to be that way. None of you are genetically "wired" to be criminals. You've let the world turn you into them. Well why don't you just say NO for a change, stand up to the stereotypes and prove people wrong. Look back to your roots and remember how many people in your community had to fight and die for your freedom. How can you all disrespect those slaves so much by committing crime, going to jail, and sacrificing that freedom they died to bring to you?

    • joe

      >". How can you all disrespect those slaves so much by committing crime, going to jail, and sacrificing that freedom they died to bring to you?"

      Answer: LBJ's , the great society! Made everything much worse, beyond repair.

  • Chris Edens

    Exactly. Race omitted as to not paint the slightest picture of reality so we can stay safe and sound in our closed little P.C. world that everyone is equally committing the same amount of crime and not one race is the bigger victim of it or perpetrating it. It will be dismissed as "would does it matter" and the problem continues.