Rochester,MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester woman says she was assaulted early Wednesday while walking in the downtown near St. John’s Church.

The 28-year-old says she was walking in the 100 block of 4th Ave SW  around 4:30 a.m. when she was jumped from behind and knocked to the ground by a strange man. She says the man tried pulling her pants down but she fought him until he stopped. The woman says the man was able to get her wallet and then ran off.

The woman describes the man as black, in his 40’s, 6-2, thin and with a shaved head.

Police continue investigating the reported incident.