UPDATE: 13-year-old boy arrested after attacking woman, stealing car

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UPDATE (WKOW) — Madison police detectives made another arrest Monday after a woman was attacked and her car was stolen, bringing the number of suspects in the case to four.

Police say a 13-year-old boy was tentatively charged with robbery, party to a crime of battery, and operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent.

The 13-year-old joins two 13-year-old girls and a 15-year-old girl who were also arrested in the crime.

The teen is a member of a local street gang. He had previously been released from custody or a similar crime and was place on electronic monitory. The teen admitted to police he had recently cut off his GPS ankle monitor.

The teen was arrested in August for driving a stolen RAV4. The arresting officer recognized the teen as having been in multiple stolen vehicle in the past. When the officer attempted to talk with the suspect about stopping the crime spree, the teen told the officer, “this is only the beginning. We’re just getting started.”

The teen was also arrested in November of 2017, when he was 12, in another stolen car case.

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MADISON (WKOW) — The Madison Police Department arrested three people late Wednesday after hurting a woman, taking her purse, stealing her car and crashing it.

A woman, 58, was walking to her car in a parking lot in the 6900 block of Odana Road at about 10 p.m.

Two people approached her and told her that her vehicle was damaged. When she went to check it out, she was attacked by the suspects. The victim tried to run but was tripped, kicked and struck multiple times.

The suspects grabbed the woman’s purse and keys, hopped in the car and drove away.

It took several hours for officers to track down the suspects. At about 2:30 a.m. police reported three people were arrested after the stolen vehicle was found crashed on Seminole Road. The suspects were not hurt in the crash.

The victim in the strong-armed robbery needed medical attention.

The investigation is ongoing.

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