08/10/2013 11:27 EDT | Updated 10/10/2013 05:12 EDT

Female cyclist hit by car, then almost robbed, police say

A female cyclist involved in a hit-and-run downtown early Saturday morning was also the victim of an attempted robbery, police say.

The woman was struck near Spadina Avenue and College Street by a silver Pontiac car that fled the scene.

Police said that while people were trying to help the woman another man tried to steal the belongings from her purse.

Police arrested the man, who was wearing a Superman ballcap, after witnesses identified him.

Police are continueing to search for the driver of the vehicle.