Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2014-242507

Incident Type


Incident Date

07/29/2014 - 10:08 AM


West Towne Mall (Food Court)


Male, black, 6', short hair, 15-17 years old.


Male, age 66, Madison


A Madison man had his iPad Mini grabbed from his hands while he was at the West Towne Food Court this morning. The 66-year-old gave chase, falling twice in the process, and suffering minor injuries. The young criminal was last seen heading in the direction of Memorial High School.

This is the second brazen snatching of electronics on the West Side in the past 24-hours.

Last night, a 25-year-old Madison woman had her iPhone taken around 9:15 p.m. as she sat a table inside McDonald's, 6910 Odana Rd.

The thief was described as a male, black, late teens, around 5'8".

Last summer, the MPD put out YouTube video with tips on how citizens can best protect themselves from these types of crimes. It was released during the height of a nationwide crime spree that some tabbed "Apple Picking." While Madison has not seen the same level of thefts and robberies this summer, they are still occurring.

Released 07/29/2014 at 2:45 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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