Man snatches purse from woman getting out of car Downtown, Madison police say

August 10, 2018

The purse snatcher grabbed the woman's bag Tuesday morning, police said.

An Oregon woman was leaving her car when a man snatched her purse Tuesday morning in Downtown Madison, police said.

As the woman left her parked car on the intersection of West Doty Street and South Bloom Street about 9 a.m., a man grabbed her purse and ran away, said Madison Police Lieutenant Jamar Gary in a police report.

The woman’s shoulder was sore from the collision, the report said.

The purse snatcher was described as a man between 20 and 28 years old, about 5 foot 8 inches to 6 foot tall, and wearing jeans and a grey jacket or hoodie sweatshirt.

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