PATERSON, NJ - A woman visiting from out of town was robbed, pistol-whipped and beaten near the Paterson train station early Friday morning.

According to Sgt. Ivette Otero, a black female in her 20s from Long Branch had just left the train station on foot at 2:30 a.m. when the suspect, a 5-7, 150-pound, medium-complexion black male in his 20s asked her for a light. He then proceeded to demand her money as he produced a handgun.

The suspect struck the woman with the gun and then punched her before taking her wallet and her cell phone and running away from the scene.

The victim was treated at St. Joseph's Medical Center for her injuries and then released.