MADISON (WKOW) — A 60-year-old woman had just finished shopping Sunday afternoon at the Home Depot on Verona Road when she said a “growling” stranger came up from behind and placed her in a bear hug.
The man yanked away the victim’s purse and took off, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.
The victim began yelling: “Robbery!”
Concerned passersby came to her aid and saw the purse thief get into a burgundy Pontiac Torrent.
Detectives are using surveillance video and images recorded by a witness in an attempt to identify a suspect.