Man charged after trying to steal cigarettes from elderly woman

Police: Man followed woman as she stepped off a bus
Man charged after trying to steal cigarettes from elderly woman

A 67-year-old Madison man who tried to steal cigarettes from an elderly woman as she stepped off a bus now faces charges of strong arm robbery, according to Madison police.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. Sunday at the Madison Metro – South Transfer Point.

According to police, Robert Evans tried to grab the cigarettes out of the woman’s purse when he was confronted by the victim.

Police said Evans pushed her and kicked her in the knees when she attempted to grab him. Police found Evans after they searched the area.

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