Police: Man pistol-whipped woman, stole her purse

Police: Man pistol-whipped woman, stole her purse
Police arrested Nathan Mosley, who they said was having an asthma attack after the robbery.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police arrested a man who they said pistol-whipped a woman and stole her purse Friday night.

Police said a 29-year-old woman was robbed just after 7:30 p.m. near Northeast 11th Avenue and Siskiyou Street. The suspect stole her purse.

Police arrested Nathan Mosley and took him to the Multnomah County Jail. Mosley was initially detained as a person of interest in the robbery. Police said he had an asthma attack after he ran away.

The victim was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.