Two people attacked and robbed a woman sitting in her car on Market Place in Menlo Park during the early evening of Wednesday, April 1, according to police.
Around 6:45 p.m. the 39-year-old victim reported that she was parked in the 200 block of Market Place, reading a document while in the driver's seat, when the two suspects opened an unlocked door and punched her in the face.
She told investigators that one shouted, "We are going to get your purse. Let it go or we are going to hurt you," police spokeswoman Nicole Acker said.
After taking the purse, the pair ran down Del Norte Avenue. Although the victim heard a vehicle speed away, she didn't see it, and could not describe the assailants beyond saying they were in their late teens or early 20s, and skinny, according to the report.
The woman drove herself to the hospital for treatment of bruising to her arm and face, police said.
Police estimated the value of the stolen property at $14,952, which includes a wallet, identification, credit cards, checkbook, $5,000 cash and an iPhone.