A woman told Newport Beach police that she was robbed in a parking lot near Fashion Island Tuesday but was unable to give police a consistent description of her alleged assailant, an official said.

The robber allegedly strong-armed a purse and watch away from the woman around 12:30 p.m. and fled in an unknown direction, Newport Beach Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said.

The victim came to the Police Department Tuesday to report the crime but was not cooperative, according to police.

She wanted police to recover her property but she declined to help with the investigation and said she wouldn't want to press charges, Manzella said.

— Jeremiah Dobruck