"They broke her spirit:" 13-year-old girl accused in strong armed robbery of 12-year-old classmate

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police have arrested a 13-year-old girl -- accused in the strong armed robbery of a 12-year-old girl.

Police responded to the 2700 block of N. Buffum Street just after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21st.

The 12-year-old victim told police she was walking in the area when two suspects approached her and one of the suspects began striking her. That's when the victim told police her cell phone fell from her pocket, and one of the suspects took it.

The suspects then fled on foot.

The 12-year-old victim told police she recognized one of the suspects from school.

Police were able to locate the 13-year-old suspect at her home in the 1100 block of E. Singer Circle, where she was taken into custody. Police found the stolen cell phone on her person.

Police continue to seek the second suspect.

Meanwhile, what happened has the 12-year-old victim's mother fuming.

"Her stomach was hurting for a couple of days. They just pulled her hair out. Her nose and jaw was swollen. She was going to pick up her little brother from school and I guess on the corner, the girls approached her," Damesha Webb said.

Webb says her daughter was attacked by a half-dozen teenagers.

"It`s just horrible.  Why would you jump on a little girl?  For what reason? They recorded it and posted it on Facebook.  Everybody is talking about it.  It`s no joke," Webb said.

Police say it's possible there could be more suspects in this case.

The suspects remaining at large has the young victim afraid to leave her home.

"They need to admit what they did or at least say what they`ve seen. They broke her spirit. It`s just sad. It is. It don`t make no sense," Webb said.

Webb says her daughter is still recovering from her injuries, but didn't need to go to the hospital.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact Milwaukee police.

This case will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office for charges in the coming days.