Three girls, including a 13 year-old pregnant teen, were arrested in a series of violent robberies and beatings in downtown St. Louis.
The arrested girls are 12, 13 and 14.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported:
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Several young teenagers have been taken into custody for three attacks in downtown St. Louis in recent weeks, prompting officials to bolster patrols in the heart of the city.
Three girls, including a pregnant 13-year-old, were arrested in two attacks last month, and a boy was arrested in an attack earlier this week.
Capt. Daniel Howard, the commander of downtown’s District 4 police unit, said the attack on Monday and the earlier attacks are unrelated.
“They are only connected because they are so egregious and it is surprising to see young people acting this way,” Howard said. “They are both violent and disgusting.”
KMOV has more on the attacks.
Three girls – including a pregnant 13-year-old – are facing charges for two downtown St. Louis robberies.
According to police, a 22-year-old woman was walking near 12th Street and Washington Avenue on October 25 around 7:00 p.m. when she was approached by four girls. One of the suspects punched the woman in the face and the other suspects allegedly took her cell phone and attempted to grab her groceries.
While on the ground, police said the suspects continued to kick the victim until she eventually screamed for help.
About 15 minutes after the Washington Avenue robbery, the same group allegedly robbed a 29-year-old woman near 10th Street and Pine Street. In that case, the victim told police she was punched in the face and kicked while on the ground.