(KMOV.com) – A 69-year-old woman said she is severely shaken after a man assaulted and tried to rob her on the porch of her home in Dogtown Monday night.
The woman, who only wanted to be identified as Sally, said a man approached her demanding her car keys.
“I walked up the few steps of my front porch to come in and then a man came up behind me,” Sally said. “I just started screaming and then he hit me with the butt of a gun and took my purse.”
Sally said she received a welt on her forehead as a result. According to Sally, the man then took off without her keys or car. The suspect proceeded to run east on Kraft. Another man chased after him.
“I thought perhaps he was chasing after to help, but he never came back,” Sally said.
Other neighbors heard the screams and came to help. This sort of crime is unusual for Dogtown. Police said there will soon be increased patrols in the area.