A woman walking along Herbertsville Road was accosted by three men, robbed and cut with a boxcutter Thursday afternoon, police said.
According to Brick Police Capt. John Rein, the police department received a call at about 3:25 p.m. Thursday from the Krauszers convenience store on Herbertsville Road reporting a woman had been robbed of her purse and cut in the process.
The victim, a 38-year-old township woman, told police she was walking along a trail on the side of Herbertsville Road near the Brick Township Fire Training Center when she was accosted by three young men. One of the group attempted to steal the victim's purse by cutting the shoulder strap with a box cutter and, in the process, cut the victims right hand.
All three then fled the area on foot, two running south on Maple Ave. and one running into the wooded area to the rear of the fire training center, Rein said.
The area was searched by police officers and K-9 units but the suspects were not found by Thursday evening.
The victim was treated on scene by Brick Police EMS and transported to for treatment of her injury.
The suspects are described as teenaged, black males with a light complexion, one wearing a red hooded jacket, one wearing black and yellow jacket and the last wearing a black leather jacket.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Brick Township Police Detective Kenneth Steinberg at 732-262-1120.