Police: Woman beaten, robbed near Overton Square

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are investigating a robbery that happened Monday evening near Overton Square.

The victim told police she was walking through a parking lot in the 2000 block of Madison Avenue around 8:15 p.m. when a man came up to her and demanded her purse.

She said he grabbed her purse and forced her to the ground, hitting her in the arm and head with a metal object.

The purse’s strap broke, and the suspect grabbed it and ran away.

The victim suffered minor injuries but refused medical attention, police said.

Police are investigating.