MADISON, Wis. - A man stole a woman's purse in the parking lot of a west Madison store Friday morning, police said.
Madison police said a 40-year-old woman was in the lot at the Junction Road Target headed into the store at 8:53 a.m.
Police said a young man approached the woman and ripped her backpack-style purse from her shoulder. He jumped in a minivan and drove off.
Police said the van is listed as stolen from the town of Madison.
The thief was described as black, in his teens to early 20s with a thin to average build. He was wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt with the hood up.
A 45-year-old woman's purse was snatched at the Walgreens on Whitney Way on Tuesday, police said.
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