Woman attacked, robbed in Greensboro apartment complex parking lot

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A Greensboro woman is recovering after she was attacked during a robbery.

It happened at The Village at Rankin Apartments off Yanceyville Street before 9 p.m. Monday, according to a police report.

Tyria Johnson, 67, said she went to the complex to drop off some groceries to a friend.

Before she could get to the apartment, Greensboro police said an attacker hit her several times, grabbed her purse and knocked her down.

“I'm not bothering nobody,” Johnson said. “I'm doing a good deed and in the process I get beat down.”

Johnson was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

At her home on Tuesday, Johnson told FOX8 she injured her leg, hip and neck.

“It’s sad,” Johnson said. “I mean your feelings are hurt, your body is hurt and I just feel really violated.”

Johnson said the suspect got away with her money, bills, ID and medication. She described him as a young man.

“I'm 67 years old and I'm on a fixed income,” Johnson said. “If I managed my money to the point that I don't have to lie, steal, beg or rob from nobody, I feel like everyone should do the same.”

She also said people down on their luck should ask for help. Johnson said if the man who robbed her said he was in need, she would have given him money.

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3237 Yanceyville St, Greensboro, NC 27405

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