Tidewater News | Woman robbed, beaten at home

Woman robbed, beaten at home

By Nicholas Langhorne (Contact) | Tidewater News

Published Wednesday, January 6, 2010

COURTLAND—The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a violent armed robbery that left a woman injured.

According to authorities, the victim, a woman in her 60s, was confronted as she exited her vehicle outside of her home in the 30000 block of Country Club Road just before 6 p.m. Monday. The robber displayed a semiautomatic handgun and told the victim to give him her purse, according to Sgt. Wanda Stivers of the Southampton Sheriff’s Office.

The victim struggled with the assailant and was hit several times in the head with the handgun, according to Stivers. The suspect fled the scene with the victim’s purse, which contained approximately $1,000.

The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released from Southampton Memorial Hospital Monday night.

A K-9 unit followed a track that ended where authorities believe the robber parked his vehicle. A small dark-colored automobile was seen parked on the side of the road with its flashers on just yards away from the victim’s home just before the robbery.

The assailant is described as a black male in his early to mid-20s. He was wearing work boots, jeans, a long, dark-colored jacket with a tightly pulled drawstring and a dark-colored stocking cap.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (757) 653-2100 or the Southampton Crime Line at (757) 653-2900.

The Crime Line assures anonymity and callers could receive up to $1,000 for information.