64-year-old woman targeted in purse snatching
2 men arrested a block away from crime scene
MADISON, Wis. — A 64-year-old Madison woman who normally walks with a cane was the target of two young thieves in a Saturday morning purse snatching, according to Madison police.
The woman told police she had just gotten into her car parked outside her home on Russett Road at 9:50 a.m. when a young man opened her passenger door and grabbed her purse. The two men ran and the woman’s son pursued them in her car.
The men fled to an apartment in the 5700 block of Russett Road, about a block away.
Rudy R Barlow, 18, of Madison was arrested on suspicion of theft. Richard L. Harris, 20, of Madison was arrested on suspicion of party to the crime of theft.
Police said the woman’s purse was found in a bush and some of the contents were found in a garbage dumpster.