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Incident Report for Case #2013-120316

Incident Type


Incident Date

04/28/2013 - 9:47 PM


S. Baldwin St.


Male, black, 25-30 years old, 6', athletic build, wearing baggy clothing.


Female, age 27, Madison


A 27-year old Madison woman started screaming and held onto her purse strap Sunday night as a stranger tried to rob her. The man had bumped into victim, said nothing, and tried to run off with the purse. The victim said she was near the intersection of S. Baldwin St and E. Wilson St., and there were passersby in the area. The would-be thief fled empty-handed. He was last seen running eastbound on a bike path. 

Released 04/30/2013 at 8:59 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.