ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – St. Joseph Police are investigating after a Dollar Tree employee was assaulted and robbed as she left work Friday night.

The woman was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries. Investigators say, around 9:30 the woman was walking to her car when the man approached her. The suspect fled from the scene after the robbery and remains at large. The suspect is described as a light skinned male who was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.

The name of the victim is being withheld.