84-year-old woman mugged outside grocery store

Woman sent to hospital with injuries
84-year-old woman mugged outside grocery store

An 84-year-old woman was injured during a mugging outside a grocery store Wednesday afternoon.

Madison police said the woman was attacked outside ALDI at 3925 Lien Rd. at 4:50 p.m. when a man came up behind her just as she left the cart corral.

The man began tugging at her purse strap and ripped it from her shoulder, according to police. The woman fell and hit her head on the pavement. She was unable to get up and was taken to a hospital with head, hip and leg pain.

A witness police a man was seen running in the 1400 block of Parkside Drive immediately after the robbery. A Madison police dog tracked the man to the Mayfair Park area, but no suspect was found.

The man is described as white or possibly mixed race of average height and wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.