MONTEREY, Calif. -

A female was a victim of a strong-arm robbery Monday in the 800 block of Grace Street, according to Monterey Police.

Officers said the victim was hit in the back of the head around 7:12 p.m. and knocked to the ground. The suspect stole the victim's purse and got away before police arrived.

Officers said the victim had minor injuries. Police are looking for the suspect, described as a white man, 25 to 35 years old, about 5 foot 10, thin build and a white or gray goatee. He was reportedly wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with gray markings on the sleeves, a red ski mask, light colored blue jeans and black gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 831-646-3830 or the confidential tip line at 831-646-3840.