SAVANNAH, GA (August 14, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Robbery Unit asks the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in an armed robbery on the 100 block of West Hall Street, that seriously injured Carol Bontekoe, 32, on Aug. 14.

At about 3:30 a.m., Metro responded to the scene after reports of an armed robbery. Responding officers located Bontekoe, with visible stab wounds. She was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment.

Reportedly, Bontekoe was attempting to enter her residence when an unidentified male suspect, armed with a knife, approached and demanded her purse. Bontekoe was stabbed before she could comply. She fought the suspect off with her bicycle and entered her residence. The suspect ran east on Hall Street with the victim’s belongings.

Investigators are working to identify the suspect, who stands roughly 5-9 to 6-0. The suspect wore dark clothing during the incident. Detectives ask persons with information on this case, particularly individuals who may have been near Hall Street, to come forward.

This investigation continues.  Anyone with knowledge of this incident should contact the SCMPD tip line by dialing (912) 525-3124.

Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.