Police search for robbery suspect

Man accused of stealing woman's purse

Published On: Mar 22 2013 03:18:22 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 22 2013 05:26:57 PM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

Police are looking for a man accused of stealing a Madison woman’s purse on Randolph Drive Thursday night.

According to a Madison Police Department statement, the man wrenched the purse out of the woman’s hands in the 200 block of Randolph Drive, breaking the straps. The statement said he also pushed her down before fleeing the scene toward Tree Lane.

A MPD K9 was able to pick up the robber’s scent and track it for several blocks, according to the statement, but was ultimately unable to find the man.

The man is described as a black man with a thin build weighing around 100 pounds.