Police: Woman pepper-sprayed, punched in the face in Charlestown robbery
Boston Police report a woman walking home from the Community College Orange Line stop Saturday night was attacked and her purse stolen.
Police say the woman, 28, had just left the T stop around 10:25 p.m. when a man approached her on Austin Street and pepper-sprayed her in the eyes:
The victim told police the suspect punched her approximately three or four times in the face knocking her down to the ground. The suspect took her pocketbook. The victim reported the suspect got into a grey minivan (unknown registration) and fled up School Street toward Main Street.
The suspect is described as white, about 6' tall with a medium build and wearing a black jacket.
The victim was treated at the scene.