The robbery and assault happened outside her home in Air Park near NW 50th and West Wilkins. It happened just after 11 o'clock Wednesday night.
Police say the robber confronted the 18–year–old woman when she got out of her car and demanded her purse. When she tried taking it back, he punched her in the face, snatched her bag and took off running.
"There were four cop cars and they were out walking around with the K–9 unit with the dog and everything walking around looking for him," neighbor Tasha Walker said. "You know it's just very shocking."
Police say the woman did not know the man who robbed her. At the time, he was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, jeans and black shoes.
"He was last seen running southbound from the area toward West Superior," Officer Katie Flood said. "The suspect has been described as a while male, approximately 6'3" tall and 180 pounds."
Neighbors say they're shocked that something like this would happen where they live.
"I have no words...I don't know what to say," resident Sindy Baldwin said. "It's very surprising. I wouldn't have expected anything like that to happen. It's pretty quiet over here."
With a school nearby and lots of kids in the neighborhood, this incident has left them feeling uneasy.
"It is scary," neighbor Jodi Stinson said. "It happens to your neighbors so you know, you're just wondering if you're being watched too."
Police are still looking for the suspect.
Suspect Description: -White male -6'3" Tall -Weighing 180 pounds -Wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, jeans and black shoes
If you have any information, you can call Crimestoppers at 402-475-3600.
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