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Police use bar surveillance video to arrest man

Man accused of stealing wallet from woman's purse

MADISON, Wis. - Police tracked down a Madison man accused of stealing a wallet after using surveillance video from a downtown bar.

According to a Madison Police Department statement, Bernard Beck was charged with three counts of misappropriation of personal identifying materials when he allegedly stole a 21-year-old woman's wallet from her purse at the Nitty Gritty bar. Upon realizing her wallet was gone, the woman called her credit card company to learn one card had been already used at a local grocery to buy cigarettes.

Police used surveillance video from the Nitty Gritty to identify the man, who later returned to the bar. Employees alerted police, and Beck was arrested at the scene.

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