90-year-old woman returns home from grocery store, man enters her house, steals purse

MADISON, Wis. - A 90-year-old woman had just returned home on Cottage Grove Road from a grocery store Wednesday afternoon when a stranger entered her home.

According to an incident report, the intruder made a grunting noise and took the woman's purse from her chair.

The woman told police that the man "seemed like a very big monster." Police said the woman was worried she was going to be harmed, but the stranger did not touch her and left with her purse.

Police said the officer discovered a man at the grocery store from surveillance images who matched the description of the burglar. Looking at surveillance photos, police said the man got into a car and followed the victim as she drove from the parking lot and turned down a nearby street.

A different officer identified the man as someone who is on supervision for armed robbery. Police said Raymond L. Comer, 51, was contacted at home and arrested on a parole violation.

The release said the case detective has developed probable cause to arrest Comer for burglary.


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