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Madison man, woman arrested on theft charges, accused of pickpocketing woman at bar

MADISON, Wis. - A Madison man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of pickpocketing a woman they were talking to at a bar in the city.

David M. Ndong, 27, and Ariez Westbrooks, 18, were arrested for theft and bail jumping. 

Police said they stole items from a 21-year-old Madison woman while at the Double U bar on University Avenue early Wednesday morning. 

Madison police said one suspect started talking to the 21-year-old woman, while the other suspect stole her cellphone, debit card and other items from her back pocket, according to a release from the Madison Police Department.

Witnesses alerted bar staff and bouncers were able to get a good look at the suspects and their direction of travel.

Officers caught up with Ndong and Westbrooks nearby. Both had property belonging to the victim, police said. The victim was able to get her stolen items back.

Officers learned the suspects had been asked to leave another tavern Tuesday night because patrons sensed similar suspicious activity, according to the release. 

 

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