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Girls accused of attacking store clerk after confronted about shoplifting

Four girls are accused of attacking a Kansas store worker who confronted them about shoplifting, an attack that left the woman unconscious.

Wichita police say the incident happened November 9th at a T.J. Maxx store.  A 12-year-old girl and three 15-year-olds were arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery and aggravated battery.

The 12-year-old and two of the 15-year-olds also are accused of theft.

Police say a loss prevention employee tried to stop the girls as they were leaving the store.  Three of the girls allegedly punched and kicked the 40-year-old employee.  Police say the fourth girl got out of a car, joined in the attack and took the woman’s phone.

The woman briefly lost consciousness and suffered minor injuries.

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