Woman beaten and robbed

A woman walking along North Sacramento Wednesday was attacked and robbed by a man who pulled up alongside her in a minivan, police said.

The robber, who exited a black Chevrolet minivan, hit the woman in the face and demanded her purse.

He then jumped back into the van and sped away with an unknown accomplice, police said.

The victim's purse contained $60 in cash and items valued at about $40.