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Teens charged with Steinbach robbery

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Two teenage girls from Steinbach have been charged with robbery after they allegedly assaulted another 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, she tried to run away but the girls caught up with her and physically assaulted her before taking her purse, according to the RCMP.

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 will appear in court February.

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