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10-year-old girl robbed, injured while buying breakfast in downtown Vancouver

While waiting in line to buy food a woman grabbed the girl's money out of her jacket pocket
A 10-year-old girl was injured recently during a robbery.

A 10-year-old girl is OK but likely shaken after an incident this weekend.

She and her family had recently arrived from Mexico to Canada; the place they've moved into has a broken stove, so on Saturday morning (March 6) they went out to buy breakfast.

They were outside a restaurant on the 200-block of Keefer Street, waiting in line to get food. The girl was going to make the purchase and had money in her pocket when a woman approached, according to a police press release.

The woman reached inside the girl's jacket and grabbed a $50 bill.

When the girl tried to chase her attacker to get the money back, the suspect allegedly elbowed the girl in the face, splitting her lip and causing a nose bleed.

Luckily, the people in the area called 911 and kept the woman from leaving.

"Police officers arrested the suspect for robbery and took her to jail. The $50 bill was recovered," states the release. "Paramedics treated the girl and her father took her home."

When officers looking into the incident learned about the back story, they collected over $200 to donate to the family.