A woman was pistol whipped in New Haven early Sunday morning after refusing to hand her purse over to two armed men, according to police.
Police said they responded to Goffe and Sperry streets to investigate a robbery and assault and spoke with two women who told officers that they were confronted by two men who each had a pistol.
When the men demanded the purse one woman had, she refused and the men hit her with their guns until she gave handed it over, police said.
The assailants left west on Dickerman Street in a black four-door sedan.
Police said the men were thin, around 5-feet-8 and between 18 and 22 years old.
One was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and the other, was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. Each had a silver revolver.