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Incident Report for Case #2020-245245

Incident Type


Incident Date

07/07/2020 - 6:00 AM


S. High Point Rd. (at Welton Dr.)


     A 44-year-old Madison woman was out for a walk this morning near the intersection of S. High Point Rd. and Welton Dr. when two strong-armed robbers ran up from behind and ripped her purse from her hand.
     A man walking his dog nearby witnessed the crime and yelled out at the two young men: "What're you doing?" They did not respond, and climbed into the back for a gray Honda Accord, which was already occupied by three others.
     The group sped from the area as police were called. The witness and victim did get the plate number off of the Honda. It was stolen from an Island Drive parking lot around 12:30 a.m. this morning.
     The stolen Honda matches a getaway car spotted leaving the scene of a home burglary in the 1200 block of Velvet Leaf Dr. just prior to the strong-armed robbery.
     A passerby alerted a homeowner around 5:55 a.m. that his garage door was open, and the witness had just seen four young men running from the victim's house to a gray Honda Accord. A purse and electronics were stolen from the address. The victim thought a family member may have forgotten to shut the garage door last night.

Released 07/07/2020 at 2:48 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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