Woman robbed after pulling off highway

Posted at 10:36 AM, Mar 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-12 12:40:02-05

Yavapai County authorities are searching for a suspect who knocked out a woman and robbed her after she pulled off the freeway.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says the incident occurred Friday before 8:30 a.m. on the Badger Springs Road off-ramp on I-17 heading south.

The 33-year-old victim says she heard an unusual noise coming from her Toyota Corolla sedan.

She drove into a turnout at the bottom of the off-ramp and stopped.

She told deputies she blacked out and woke up with a head injury.

The victim says her backpack and laptop computer were missing.

She was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Sheriff's detectives are hoping to make contact with anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident.