PATERSON, NJ - Shortly after cashing her income tax check, a 24-year-old city woman was robbed of about $2,000 at gunpoint in the 1st Ward Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The victim had just left a check-cashing business near the corner of Mill and Elm streets at 3:30 pm when two men pulled up in a gold Honda Civic, pointed a gun at her and took her purse, said Lt. Richard Reyes.