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8-year-old girl taken to the hospital after being robbed by 40-year-old woman (video)

By Mason White 4:26 PM July 17, 2014
The suspect 

By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) Police have released a photo of a woman, who robbed a young girl.

The middle-age woman stole money from the 8-year-old girl, who was selling candy outside a California store on Monday afternoon.

The girl of San Francisco, was selling candy with two other children when the woman in her 40s, stole her bag of change.

The store owner said that the woman did not have enough money to buy a can of beer that costs $1.25 – and kept looking at the bag of money that was in a clear bag.

The victim then separated from her friends and went out to the street. The suspect followed the girl outside and asked the child to spare some change for a bus fare.

When the girl reached into the bag the suspect grabbed the child’s arm, twisting it until she dropped the bag of money, according to police officer Gordon Shyy.

The woman left with the cash and fled. The girl suffered minor injuries. Authorities are reviewing surveillance videos to see which bus the woman took and where she went off the bus.

They also released the video of the woman in the store before robbing the girl in hopes that someone will turn her in.