A man attempted to steal a woman's wallet from her purse at an east Madison grocery store Friday afternoon, police said.

The Madison Police Department said the man was in Hy-Vee at 3801 E. Washington Ave. at 3:52 p.m. when he saw an unattended wallet in a purse.

Police said the man took the wallet and tried to walk away. When the wallet's owner confronted the thief, he shoved her and left on foot.

According to the report, he was chased down by a Hy-Vee loss prevention worker and held until officers arrived.

Vance A. Peronto, 54, was arrested without incident on suspicion of robbery with use of force. Peronto was taken to the Dane County PSB. Police said the victim was not injured.