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Girl robbed while selling candy outside store in SF

An 8-year-old girl selling candy outside a store in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood was robbed Monday by a woman who said she needed money for a bus fare, police said.

The girl was selling candy with other children outside a store near Divisadero and Eddy streets around 1:45 p.m. Monday.

When the other children went inside the store and left the 8-year-old with the money, a woman came up and asked for change so she could get on the bus, according to police.

The girl was about to give the woman change when the suspect grabbed her arm and twisted it, causing the girl to drop her bag of money, police said.

The woman, described as being between 40 and 50 years old, then grabbed the bag and fled onto a nearby bus. She had not been found as of Tuesday morning, according to police.

The girl was not injured in the robbery, police said.
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