A Phenix City woman was robbed of her purse at gunpoint this morning near the Sky Night Club in Columbus, police said.
The robbery happened about 12:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of Midtown Drive. The 26-year-old victim told police she was approached by a man as she got out of her vehicle in a vacant parking lot across from the club.
The woman told police the man dropped the weapon but quickly picked it up and said, "Where the money at?" The woman told the armed man she had no money, but he demanded she turn around.
He put the gun to her back, demanded her purse and told her to start walking toward the back of K-Mart. The woman walked for a time and fell, which is when she noticed the man was gone, police said.
The robber was described as a a black man, about 5-foot-7, with a slim build and a rounded face. Police said he had low-cut hair and was last seen wearing a gray-hooded sweatshirt and light-colored blue jeans.
Call 706-653-3400 to report information to police.