Suspect assaults student, tries to steal purse

TCU police vehicle

TCU police vehicle

By Taylor Boser

A TCU student was assaulted Saturday evening during an attempted robbery.

The TCU Police received a robbery call around 7:45 p.m., according to the case report.

The student, who asked not to be identified, told police a man assaulted her as she was walking to her apartment in the 2800 block of Parmer Avenue. She said the man hit her twice on the right side of her face and pulled on the straps of her purse.

She said she held on to it while falling to the ground and the man couldn’t steal it.

She said she didn’t see the man’s face and could only tell police he was a gray hooded jacket.

The campus was notified of the crime early Sunday and reminded to report any suspicious activity to the TCU Police, call 817-257-7777.