A woman fought back Thursday morning when a man tried to rob her of her bicycle in North Charleston, and he beat her with a belt.

The 43-year-old woman was riding the bike about 9 a.m. on Orangeburg Street when the man approached her and demanded the bike, a police report states. It states they struggled, and the man beat her repeatedly with the belt.

The report does not say whether he got away with the bicycle. The assailant was described as black, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds with dreadlocks. He was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.