Alleged Madison purse snatcher turns himself in to police, department says

Purse Theft Suspect

MADISON, Wis. — A 22-year-old man accused of snatching an elderly woman’s purse from out of her hands over the weekend has turned himself in to police, the Madison Police Department said Tuesday evening.

Police said the incident happened just after 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Pick N Save on McKee Road.

The woman was reportedly leaving the store when the man approached her. Police said two witnesses chased the man to an apartment complex after they heard the woman yell for help.

The purse was recovered after the man reportedly ditched it while being pursued.

Police said they received multiple tips identifying the 22-year-old as the suspect. He surrendered to police around 4 p.m. Tuesday.