MILWAUKEE -- A shopping trip on Milwaukee's south side turned terrifying when a woman was robbed at knife-point, and the suspect got away with her purse and her sense of security.
The woman was putting her son in his car seat outside of the Boston Store Clearance Center located near 27th and Grange on Monday, Jan. 22, when a man pulled out a knife and threatened her.
"It's so, so bad. It's horrible," said the victim, who asked not to be identified. "It was so quick, so quick."
The woman was with her sister and two kids at the time.
"He came to me and he started screaming at me," the victim said.
The suspect pulled out a knife and she tried getting away.
"Because I was so scared, I fell down and he pulled me," said the victim.
She didn't know what he was after as she laid on the ground in the parking lot.
"He tried many times to hit me with the knife," the victim said.
Eventually, he grabbed her purse and took off. Her sister ran inside to get help, but she said her cries were ignored.
The victim found her phone on the ground and called police. When they arrived, the suspect was gone.
The victim is upset something else was missing:
"There's no security cameras. There's no lights over there," said the victim.
She wants changes to be made so this doesn't happen to someone else.
"I want to be safe. I want people to be safe," the victim said.
FOX6 News reached out to the store's corporate office but have not heard back.
Police continue to look for the suspect.