WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - According to David Hardin with Cape Fear Community College, a student was walking by the Bank of America on Walnut Street downtown when she was attacked by a man on a bike.
She ran, but the man caught up to her and dragged her to a parking lot near the CFCC Health Sciences building on Second Street.
The man reportedly attempted to take the woman's purse, but when one of its straps broke, the man fled the scene.
The woman reported the incident to police around 4 p.m., and school officials sent out text alerts as a caution and to alert students that they could have a security guard escort them to their cars.
The suspect has not been found.
He did not present a weapon.