A Columbus woman was robbed at gunpoint near her home a little before 10 p.m. Thursday.
The woman told police that she drove into the parking lot at Pembrook Court and noticed a man sitting on an air conditioning unit near a building east of her's.
The man then walked up to her with a shirt over his face, pointed a small, black handgun at her head and said "give it up."
He then grabbed her purse and ran behind the building.
She drove to the corner of Pembrook Court and Pembrook Drive and called police who then searched for the man.
She described the thief as a black man in his 20s wearing shorts and a black hat.
Columbus police are investigating.