A 60-year-old woman was robbed of her purse containing $600 and struck with a stick as she was walking to her driveway Tuesday morning in the 3400 block of East Dakota Avenue in central Fresno, police reported.
The victim told police that she had her keys in her hand, was carrying her purse and was getting into her car when a man riding a black mountain bike jumped off it, ran up to her and pushed her to the ground. The bandit grabbed her purse and struck her on the leg with a stick when she refused to release it. The robber fled with it and her keys. Police described the robber as black, about 23-25 years of age, 5-feet, 6-inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing a green sweater over a black hoody and black pants.
The victim declined to be treated by an emergency medical team.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.