Arizona State University police said a student was attacked while getting into her car on the third level of a busy parking garage on Sunday.
When she fought back, the suspect pushed her to the ground and ran off with her purse.
The woman suffered a bloody nose and cuts to her leg from the attack.
The robbery happened inside the Rural Road parking structure on Rural Road near Apache Blvd. around 4:20 p.m.
According to a crime alert issued by ASU police, the suspect is a white male, early 20's, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 180 pounds with brown shaggy/messy hair and a pointed jaw line.
He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt with horizontal stripes, blue jeans and was wearing black "winter" gloves.