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CrimeTracker 15: Madison Police Looking for Purse Snatching Suspect

POSTED: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 --- 12:10 p.m.

From the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type
Robbery

Incident Date
08/01/2012 - 8:12 PM

Address
6905 Odana Rd. (Burlington Coat Factory)

Suspect(s)
Female, 33-37 years old, 5'7", hair worn up with straight bangs across forehead which are black with caramel colored highlights. She may have been wearing a pink skirt and was driving a gold van, possibly a Ford Windstar.

Victim
Female, age 28, Madison

Details
A 28-year old Madison woman said she was screaming "bloody murder" and was not about to give up her purse to a would-be thief last week, because " she did not have that much money herself to be giving it away."

She said the tussle over her purse took place outside of the Burlington Coat Factory, 6905 Odana Rd., on Wednesday evening. Another woman had grabbed at its strap after approaching the victim from behind. The tug-of-war went on for a couple of minutes before the robber gave up. She drove away in a gold van, possibly a Ford Windstar.


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