Police are searching for a man who attacked a woman in Kanawha City and took her purse.
About 10:20 p.m. Monday, a 22-year-old woman was walking from a friend's home on Venable Avenue to CVS Pharmacy when a man approached her, said Sgt. Eric Hodges, of the Charleston Police Department.
The man asked her for a cigarette and then began hitting her, Hodges said. The man punched her in the face, knocked her to the ground, stole her purse and fled on foot.
The woman was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid to late 30s with a dirty appearance. He is about 5-foot-8-inches tall and 150 pounds. He was wearing a dirty white ball cap, light green shirt and jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 304-348-6480.