(KMOV) – Police are looking for a suspect who attempted to rob a woman in the Central West End Monday evening.
Police said the woman walking in the 4500 block of Maryland around 8 p.m. when a suspect approached her from behind, grabbed her neck and forced her to the ground.
The suspect was searching her coat and pants pockets when she called out for help.
Authorities said after two witnesses ran over, the suspect fled the scene.
Police said officers responded to the scene within seconds, but were not able to apprehend the suspect, who ran east on Maryland then south on Taylor.
Authorities said the suspect was about 5-feet-10 and 160 pounds with a thin build, medium-length dreadlocks. He was wearing a black jacket, dark pants, a black hat, dark gloves and dark shoes.