An armed man grabbed a woman’s handbag from her as she got out of a vehicle at a West Bay apartment complex parking lot Friday night, police said.
The robbery on Scholars Drive was reported around 8:15 p.m.
The 49-year-old woman was in the car with her two sisters and a 10-year-old niece when the robber approached the vehicle. Police said the woman had the bag strap over her left shoulder, but the strap broke when the robber – who had a gun in the other hand – pulled at it. Police said the man ran off and appeared to have another individual with him.
The woman suffered injuries to her elbow and knee and was treated at the scene.
No shots were fired and no one else was hurt.
The handbag contained a cellphone, a passport and some cash.