A woman was thrown on the ground and robbed of her wallet while walking near a Temecula intersection early Wednesday morning, police said.
The alleged robbery was reported at about 1:40 a.m. Wednesday on Pechanga Parkway near Clubhouse Drive, said Temecula police Sgt. K. McDonald, in a news release.
McDonald said an investigation by responding officers revealed that a young woman was walking on Pechanga Parkway when she noticed a car parked on Clubhouse Drive.
Police learned the man got out of his car and walked toward the woman on Pechanga Parkway, McDonald said.
"When the male got close to the female he grabbed her by the arm and threw her to the ground," McDonald said. "The male jumped on top of the female and the two began to struggle. The male yelled at the victim to, 'Shut up!' He then grabbed the victim's wallet from her hand and fled back to his vehicle."
The suspect then got back into his car—described as an older model compact car, possibly a metallic-green Honda Civic—and drove southbound on Pechanga Parkway, McDonald said.
The suspect was described as an approximately 30-year-old dark-complected black man who stands about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds.
Police asked anyone with further information regarding the alleged crime to call Investigator Dickey at the Temecula Police Department, 951-696-3000.