The violent robbery occurred on the 1600 block of Hobart St. NW just after 3 p.m. yesterday.
A woman was walking along Hobart Street when two people approached her from behind and pushed her down, according to a police report. One of the assailants hit the woman in the mouth with a rock while the other swiped her purse, which contained a Macbook, an iPhone and several credit cards.
The thieves then ran off and were last seen heading east on the 1400 block of Irving Street. Authorities sent out an alert for the robbers shortly after the crime occurred:
Robbery F & V at 531 hrs in the 3100 block of Mt. Pleasant St. NW. Lookout for group of juveniles wearing school uniform and carrying an orange /black purse
The woman sustained a cut to her lip and bruises on one of her arms but refused medical attention, police said.
A PoPville post appeared to show the aftermath of the crime.
Photo via Google Street View