3 people remain at large in West Towne Mall robbery, police say

Police: Thief attacks security officers at West Towne Mall

MADISON, Wis. – Three people remain at large after a strong-armed robbery at West Towne Mall on Sunday afternoon.

According to an incident report, employees from several mall stores teamed up in an attempt to subdue the suspect after the teen and two friends ran out of a business with several pairs of stolen boots.

Police said the primary suspect “bulldozed” into one employee who tried to stop the robbers.

Officials said the worker and the teen were wrestling on the floor when other mall workers came in for backup. The report said the teen bit and latched on to the arm of one victim during the tussle.

All three robbers are believed to have driven off in a stolen SUV and remain at large, according to the report.

One suspect is believed to have been involved in a purse snatching that took place New Year’s Eve just outside of Target on Lien Road, the report said.