ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis police are searching for a man who robbed a woman, attacked her with a hammer and tried to abduct her.

It happened early Tuesday in the Central West End. The 25-year-old woman was waiting for a bus when a man drove up, got out of the car with a hammer and demanded her property.

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Police say the suspect struck the woman several times, pulled a backpack from her back and tried to force her into the car. After a struggle, the man drove away alone.

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The victim suffered head and facial injuries, but declined medical treatment. The suspect took her laptop, credit card and other items.

The suspect is described as a black man, 5’9″ to 6′ tall with light to medium complexion and medium build. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a dark coat, black shirt, and light colored blue jeans.

The suspect vehicle is described as a silver or light blue 2008-2011 Chevrolet Malibu, having a decal/object on the lower left corner of the rear windshield. The vehicle had no license plates or temp tag.

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Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS. All calls are anonymous.

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