Little Rock police are investigating a purse-snatching that occurred last week on North University Avenue.
Officers were called about 11:48 a.m. Tuesday by a 48-year-old woman who reported that she'd been crossing University Avenue on foot about 7 p.m. Thursday from Pei Wei Asian Diner when a man pushed her down, struck her several times in the face and made off with her purse, according to a Little Rock Police Department report. She suffered a bruised left eye and upper lip and a chipped tooth from the attack, the report states.
The attacker — described as a black man with a light build, about 5 foot 8 inches, with black hair and brown eyes — fled west with her black Louis Vuitton purse, which contained her ID and debit cards, toward Park Plaza Mall, police said.
The victim told police she waited to report the crime because she'd been afraid to go outside.