El Mirage police arrest three females for assaulting teens

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. - El Mirage police arrested three females for two separate assault and robbery incidents involving three teenage girls.

The teenage victims were walking to their bus stops when the suspects approached them in a vehicle and forcibly took their purses and backpacks.

Mary Martinez, 23, Ashley Rodriguez, 20, and Paige Benjamin, 18, were arrested shortly after with evidence of the crimes in their possession.

Once victim received minor injuries when she was struck in the face after refusing to give up her bag.

The three were booked into jail for aggravated robbery, endangerment and aggravated assault.