Woman in hospital after violent robbery

Found on ground covered in blood near Danforth and Leyton, police say

A 41-year-old woman was taken to the hospital early Saturday morning after being beaten and robbed near Danforth and Leyton avenues.

Police were dispatched at 1:49 a.m. after receiving a call a woman was lying on the ground covered in blood. Const. Victor Kwong said paramedics were at the scene before police arrived.

The woman had several contusions to the head, a possible broken nose and broken ribs, paramedics reported.

An investigation is underway.