Police: Woman beaten, robbed near Overton Square

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.