Mugger Flees Empty-Handed After Trying to Steal Purse

Posted Tuesday, April 30, 2013 --- 11:36 a.m.

Madison police say a mugger fled empty-handed after trying to steal a woman's purse Sunday night.

The 27-year-old tells police a stranger bumped into her near the intersection of S. Baldwin St. and E. Wilson St.

The stranger didn't say anything, and tried to run off with the purse. The woman started screaming and held onto her purse strap. The stranger then fled.

He was last seen running on a bike path.

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