Police: Woman pistol-whipped during robbery attempt in Ansley Park

A woman said a man pistol-whipped her during a robbery attempt in the Ansley Park area, Atlanta police said.

About 7:40 p.m. Sunday, the woman flagged down an officer on 16th Street, according to the incident report. She said she was walking her two dogs and turned down an alley near her building.

She said a man came from behind her, grabbed her arm, turned her around and demanded her cellphone. He pointed a handgun at her as he tried to grab her phone.

She pushed him and didn’t let go of the phone, and then he hit her in the head several times with the gun and threw her to the ground, police said.

The woman then screamed and ran away, and she saw the man get into a car, which had another man inside, according to the report. The car drove east on 16th Street toward Peachtree Circle.

Three people who heard the woman scream also saw the car drive away, police said. It was described as a 1970s model four-door hatchback, beat up and extremely dirty. The license plate appeared to be from out of state.

The man was described as about 5-foot-8, slender and wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt.

The woman said she saw the car pass her before the incident happened as she walked on the eastbound side of 16th Street, according to the report.

A Grady Memorial Hospital ambulance responded, and the woman had several knots on the left side of her head and a swollen jaw.

Security cameras did not get any photos of the car, and no cameras are in the alley.

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