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Incident Report for Case #2018-288272

Incident Type


Incident Date

07/29/2018 - 2:19 AM


10 block North Bedford St.


Male, 30's, no permanent address
Person of interest was taken into custody on a probation warrant.


Female, age 22, Madison


The MPD has taken a person of interest into custody in connection with a robbery and an attempted robbery from over the weekend.

Early Sunday morning, a 22-year-old Madison resident was walking on North Bedford St. when a stranger ran up behind her and ripped her purse from its straps. She saw him get on a bicycle and peddle out of the area.

A few hours later, there was an attempted strong armed robbery on N. Lake St. Following that attack, Central District officers were able to identify a potential suspect after reviewing surveillance images.

That man was located on State St. a short time later and taken into custody on a probation warrant.

He is expected to be tentatively charged with both cases.

Released 07/30/2018 at 9:57 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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