SEATTLE -- Two women in South Seattle are recovering after police say someone threw bleach in their faces and tried to rob them Monday night.
Investigators say the first incident happened in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree on Rainier Avenue South.
The victim was standing next to her car when she heard someone say "excuse me." When she turned around, detectives say the suspect threw a cup of what is believed to be bleach at the woman and tried to grab her phone.
The second incident happened just an hour later in a Safeway parking lot on South Othello Street. The victim told police that the suspects went for her purse after throwing the bleach on her.
Both women were able to hold onto their belongings and called 911 after the suspects ran away.
Seattle Police are now looking for two teenage girls in connection to the bleach attacks and attempted robberies.
They're also reminding people to be aware of their surroundings.
"It is evil," said Milcah Okonda, upon hearing about the bleach attacks. "That can ruin your eyes of course, you probably might not be able to see, and it might cause a lot of harm."
We heard the same concern from people throughout South Seattle,
"It makes me nervous, like we're not safe in our community," said Ashley Duncan. "You shouldn't be robbing people anyway, but there isn't words for this. It's just wrong."
The suspects in both incidents are described as black females between the ages of 14-18, 4’11”- 5’5 tall, one had cornrow braids. Both teens wore black hooded sweatshirts.
Anyone with information is asked to call the SPD Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535.
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