Girl, 10, injured in robbery while buying breakfast for her family, Report

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Girl, 10, injured in robbery while buying breakfast for her family, Report
Girl, 10, injured in robbery while buying breakfast for her family, Report

A 10-year-old girl whose family recently arrived in Canada from Mexico experienced something that no person, let alone a young child, should in Vancouver this weekend.

According to the Vancouver Police Department, the girl was waiting in line outside a restaurant in the 200 block of Keefer Street on Saturday morning.

She was there to buy her family breakfast.

At one point, a woman reportedly approached her and grabbed her arm before reaching inside the girl’s pocket and taking a $50 bill.

“When the little girl followed the woman and tried to get her money back, the suspect allegedly elbowed her in the face, splitting her lip and causing a nosebleed,” said a VPD release.

“Multiple witnesses called 911, and a bystander intervened and ensured the suspect did not leave the scene.”

Officers arrived on scene and arrested the suspect for robbery, took her to jail and recovered the stolen $50, but quickly learned that about the family’s recent journey.

“The child was buying breakfast because their stove was broken,” explained the release.

“Members took up a collection from their fellow officers in the area and presented the family with over $200.”

The girl was treated for her injuries at the scene and eventually taken home by her father.

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