A woman visiting relatives on Madison Avenue was robbed at gunpoint Saturday afternoon, Montclair Police Lt. Det. Angel Roman said.
The victim told police she was on the front porch of her family's house at 3:15 p.m. when a man approached her saying, “Give me all your (expletive) money.”
When she turned around, the man was pointing a gun at her so she threw her purse to the ground.
The thief grabbed the handbag and ran, fleeing north in a silver sedan.
The thief was described as a black male with dark complexion, wearing a black neoprene ski mask with one large opening for both eyes and a black hooded sweatshirt. The gun was described as a semiautomatic handgun.
The victim said she noticed what could have been the same man standing by a car with the hood up when she was heading toward the house. He appeared to be working on the car.
The purse, which contained credit cards and an iPhone, was later found near the firehouse on Pine Street.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Joseph Anderson at 973-509-4706.