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Incident Report for Case #2018-263790

Incident Type


Incident Date

07/12/2018 - 7:38 PM


2300 block Atwood Ave.


Female, white, 20-30 years old, very thin build, black hair, wearing black exercise shorts and a bright pink shirt.


Female, age 51, Cottage Grove, WI


 A Cottage Grove woman and a male friend were seated on a bench in the 2300 block of Atwood Ave. last evening when a thief ran up and snatched the victim's purse. Her friend chased the suspect. He ended up falling but not before seeing the thief jump into the passenger seat of a black pickup truck - possibly a Dodge Dakota. The stolen blue Michael Kors purse was valued at $300. It contained cash, car keys, credit cards and the victim's cell phone.

Released 07/13/2018 at 11:33 AM by PIO Joel Despain

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.