Three Teenage Girls Mug Woman In the Central District

Three teenage girls beat a woman and tried steal her purse in a mid-day robbery attempt in the Central District earlier this week.

At 12:30pm on October 18th, a woman was walking down the street near 16th and Yesler when three teenage girls approached her.

One of the girls told the woman “Give me your phone and give me your purse!” but the woman refused.

The suspects tried to rip the woman’s purse out of her hands and punched her in the face three times.

A witness driving by the scene stopped his car to help the woman, and the teenage suspects fled.

The woman sustained minor injuries to her face.

It appears police weren’t able to locate the three teenage suspects.