A 22-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed while on her way home from work in Saka, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Sunday morning.
According to police, the victim suffered head injuries and had her bag containing about 35,000 yen, driver's license and cell phone stolen, NTV reported.
Police said the incident occurred at around 12:25 a.m. The woman was quoted by police as saying she was walking home when she was grabbed from behind by a man who beat her about the head several times before fleeing with her bag.
The assailant was described as being between 40-50 years of age, about 170 cms tall, of medium build and dressed in black.
The woman was taken to hospital where she was treated for her head injuries and was released later Sunday morning, police said.© Japan Today