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      Deputies: Masked robber attacks woman with piece of cement

      DONALD, Ore. - Marion County sheriff's deputies are looking for a masked man who they said beat a woman with a piece of cement and stole her purse in Donald early Wednesday morning.

      27-year-old Misty Walter was walking to a friend's house on Donald Road NE at around 6:20 a.m. when a man on a bicycle rode past her, sheriff's office spokesman Don Thomson said. After passing her, the man turned around and started attacking her.

      Walter told deputies the masked man grabbed a nearby piece of cement and hit her on the head. He then stole her purse and cell phone. She ran away to a nearby house and called 911.

      Medics took Walter to a Tualatin hospital. She had a scrape on her head and cuts on her hands, Thomson said.

      Deputies describe the male suspect as 5'8'' tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black, pulled down beanie mask with cutouts for his mouth and eyes. He was also wearing a camo hunting jacket with a hood and steel-toed dark-colored boots.

      Walter said the man had a raspy "smoker's voice." He was riding a silver BMX bicycle.

      Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to email Sr. Deputy Wagner at Dwagner@co.marion.or.us or call the MCSO tip line at 503-540-8079.