Derby police searching for man who beat woman with golf club

Derby police are searching for a man who beat a woman with a golf club Tuesday morning at the Fairways at Derby Apartments.

A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt approached the woman at 5:15 Tuesday morning as she was walking to her car. He struck her repeatedly with a golf club, causing serious injuries, according to a news release issued Tuesday by Kristy Bansemer, communications director for the city of Derby.

The woman was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where she has undergone surgery. Police are in the process of determining whether the man is known to the victim.

The apartments are at 1401 E. Patriot Ave. in Derby.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, the Derby Police Department at 316-788-1557 or Derby Crime Stoppers at 316-788-8477.

Beccy Tanner: 316-268-6336, @beccytanner