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Incident Report for Case #2018-357100

Incident Type


Incident Date

09/12/2018 - 2:15 PM


West Towne Mall (Cheesecake Factory)


Female, age 28, Madison
Male, age 34, Monroe, WI
Suspects are at large.


Female, age 31, Madison


The MPD has developed probable cause to arrest two people following a brazen purse theft at West Towne Mall yesterday afternoon.
A female suspect – a 28-year-old Madison woman - is accused of grabbing a 31-year-old Madison woman's purse as the victim was dining at the Cheesecake Factory. Witnesses saw the suspect get into red Ford Escort with Wisconsin license plate ABK2267. It is a 2002 model with no hub caps and wheel well rust.
A MPD officer spotted and attempted to stop the car, but the driver ignored squad lights and siren. Per MPD policy, the pursuit was terminated. However, the officer was able to identify both the theft suspect and the driver. He is a 34-year-old Monroe (Wisconsin) resident.
Anyone seeing the car should call 911.

Released 09/13/2018 at 2:59 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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