A 46-year-old woman was punched in the face and robbed Monday evening, according to West Orange police.
The woman was walking in the parking lot of CVS Pharmacy at 217 Main St. when she was attacked. She said a man came up behind her at approximately 8:38 p.m.
The woman told police that the man repeatedly punched her in the face and chest in an attempt to take her purse. The man then stole her purse, containing cash, credit cards and other items, which she said were valued at about $200.
The man then jumped into a black-colored Saturn and sped away.
Police arrived to find the woman screaming in the parking lot, and the black Saturn driving away. Police pursued the car down Washington Street until it sped out of sight into Orange Township.
The Lt. Richard Levens said there are no further details about the robbery at this time.
The woman was not seriously injured, police said.