Two 12-year-old boys kick woman in the behind and try to steal her purse


Boy on street (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Two boys were arrested on a charge of robbery after allegedly assaulting a woman and trying to steal her purse, according to police in Washington.

The Seattle Police Department said that they have arrested the two 12-year-old boys, who were not identified, after kicking the 48-year-old woman in the behind as she was walking on the street.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Saturday.

The 48-year-old victim was walking near 32nd Avenue South and South Willow Street around 4:00 p.m., when the boys approached her, demanded her purse, and kicked her in the back and leg.

The woman was able to pull out her cellphone and call 911, and the suspects soon fled.

Police officers arrived at the scene within three minutes of the call, and Officers Brandon Caille and Ian Walsh quickly found the suspects.

The boys were trying to scramble over a fence in the 6800 block of Holly Park Drive South, but they were caught. Officers arrested both boys and booked them into the King County Youth Service Center for robbery.