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Woman pistol-whipped, robbed in Akron neighborhood, police searching for attacker

Posted at 7:26 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 13:46:51-04

A 23-year-old woman was thrown to the ground, pistol-whipped and robbed of her purse early Wednesday morning in an Akron neighborhood.

Kylee Sigley suffered bruises to her forehead and arms and said the stress from the attack caused her to have a seizure.

Sigley said the terrifying incident happened outside of her boyfriend's parent's home on Austin Avenue near Kelly Avenue.

Between 12:30 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., she walked towards her car to grab her cell phone. But in an instant, a man wearing a hoodie, mask and gloves darted from some bushes and began pistol-whipping her.

"When he hit me, I couldn't see anything. He hit me so hard right here (forehead), like I could not see anything. I just kept screaming," Sigley said.

Sigley said the armed man also hit her with the gun on top of her head, on her ear and on her arm.

According to a police report, the attacker "racked the slide of the gun," which ejected two bullets. Police found the bullets and confiscated them as evidence.

"I fell to the ground when he hit me and he tried to grab the purse from me again, and then he cocked the gun and put it to the back of my head and he literally said, 'I'm gonna kill you if you don't shut up.'"

The unidentified crook ran away with Sigley's purse which contained money, credit cards and four prescription medications, including seizure and migraine pills.

Sigley's boyfriend and his family heard her cries for help, but by the time they got outside, the attacker had disappeared into the night.

Sigley said she went to an Akron hospital about an hour after the incident.

Akron police continue to investigate but do not have any suspects.

Anyone with information on the crime should contact Akron police or Summit County Crime Stoppers at 330-434-COPS (330-434-2677).