A 24-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed while walking on the Naismith Park walking trail about 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley.
The woman was walking on the trail, just south of 27th Street, when a black man hit her in the face, grabbed her purse, and ran off. The woman sustained non-life threatening injuries during the attack, McKinley said.
Police were unable to locate the suspect, who was described as being in his 30s, about 6-foot tall with a thin build and wearing a grey, hooded sweatshirt and grey sweat pants.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 832-7509 or the TIPS Hotline at 843-TIPS (8477).