Two female youths have been charged following a robbery in Steinbach on Christmas Day.
RCMP say on December 25 a 14-year-old girl was robbed of her purse and physically assaulted while walking along Main Street around 6 p.m. The teen was originally asked if she had a cigarette and began to run home when she was attacked.
The brother of the victim ran after the suspects and police arrested them a short time later.
Two girls, aged 12 and 13 of Steinbach, have been charged with robbery and will appear in court on February 13.
The victim was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.