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Police: Suspect turns himself in after alleged theft at Madison grocery store

The purse was recovered after two men chased the suspect.
The Madison Police Dept. released this surveillance image asking the public if they recognize...
The Madison Police Dept. released this surveillance image asking the public if they recognize him.(Madison Police Dept.)
Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 9:25 AM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Police have arrested a 22-year-old man, after he turned himself in following an alleged theft at a Madison grocery store.

MPD reports an older woman had her purse snatched from her shopping cart while at the grocery store on Sunday. Investigators released a picture of the suspect, and received multiple tips identifying the same suspect.

Antonio Hopkins was arrested around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday after turning himself in.

The purse was recovered after two men heard her screams for help and took off after the suspect. He got rid of the bag as the Good Samaritans pursued him to a nearby apartment complex, the Madison Police Department said.

According to its report, the victim’s purse was in the child seat of her cart as she shopped at the Pick ‘n Save on McKee Rd. around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. MPD added that she was not hurt in the incident.

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