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WPD: Woman attacked with hammer, robbed; witness shoots at suspect


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a woman was attacked and robbed as she left work last night on Old Eastwood Road.

WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley said the woman was leaving a business at 102 Old Eastwood Road around 9:30 p.m. when an unknown black man came up behind her and starting hitting her in the head with a hammer.

Police say a witness heard the noise and yelled to the suspect, who said he had a gun. That’s when the witness pulled out his gun and started shooting at the suspect.

The suspect got away with the victim’s purse in a silver car.

The woman, who’s name police are not releasing, was taken to the hospital. There’s no word yet on her condition.

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