Group of teenage girls demanded money, assaulted man in Forks Market parking lot: WPS

Winnipeg police arrested three teenage girls believed to be part of a group that allegedly assaulted a man and his daughter at the Forks Market on Monday night.

Police say a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old girl are facing robbery-related charges. A warrant has been issued for a 14-year-old girl for similar charges.

The three suspects are believed to be part of a larger group that confronted the man and his daughter in the parking lot of the Forks Market around 8 p.m.

The group reportedly demanded money, then began punching and kicking the father’s head when he refused to comply.

Police say the daughter called 911. The victims allege the group then began assaulting her and destroyed her phone, before running away.

The father was taken to hospital in stable condition.

Police say three of the suspects were located shortly after the alleged incident and taken into custody. Other suspects fled.

Spike in Winnipeg crime involving teens

It’s the latest in a string of armed robberies, aggravated assaults, shootings and stabbings involving teenagers in Winnipeg this month.

Three teenagers were arrested after shooting a carnival employee at Winnipeg’s Red River Exhibition on June 21. An 11-year-old boy was also caught in the gunfire.

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Earlier in June, Winnipeg teens were allegedly robbed at gunpoint by a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy.

Three teenage girls were charged with aggravated assault after witnesses say they beat a victim behind Victoria-Albert School.

In another incident, three teenage girls were arrested in connection with an unprovoked attack and robbery that left a woman with injuries.

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