A mob attacked and robbed woman and her 17-year-old daughter Saturday night near Capitol Hill.

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Police say a half-dozen people attacked and robbed a woman and her teenage daughter Saturday night near Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

The woman, 37, and her 17-year-old daughter were walking on East Union Street near Broadway Court around 11:30 p.m. when they were approached by two females and four males, according to police. The females struck the woman in the face and grabbed her purse, knocking her to the ground.

When the teen tried to defend her mother she was also punched, police said.

Witnesses later told police they saw two males throw a purse into a garbage can after they ran from the scene. Officers located the victim’s purse, but were unable to find her wallet and phone, police said.

Seattle Fire Department medics treated the victims for minor injuries.

Police stopped a 17-year-old girl near the scene and arrested her in connection with the attack. She was booked into the Youth Services Center for investigation of robbery.