BOCA RATON, Fla. -

A woman was mugged after she left a local Publix supermarket, police said.

Boca Raton Police said the victim was taking her groceries to her car outside the store on West Palmetto Park Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Detectives said she briefly turned away from the cart to open the trunk when a man ambushed her and tried to grab her purse. The victim struggled to hold onto her purse, but lost the fight.

The mugger jumped into a small silver car, got into the passenger seat and the car sped away.

The victim was not hurt.

If you know anything about this crime, call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.