Two people suspected in theft of 71 year-old woman's car at East Towne Mall

MADISON, Wis. - A 71-year-old woman had her car, purse and coat stolen, after leaving her coat and car keys in an unlocked locker at East Towne Mall. 

The Madison Police Department said in an incident report that the victim had come to the mall to walk with her sister on Thursday. The victim left her coat, with her car keys in the pocket of the coat, in an unlocked locker. Police said that two individuals took the coat and car keys from the locker, stole her car from the parking lot, and took the contents of her purse from inside the car. 

The victim reported to police that she didn't pay for the locker because she didn't think her coat was very valuable. She didn't realize she had left her keys in the pocket of the coat. 

After the incident, the victim's empty purse was found on Rusk Street in Madison. A few hours after they were stolen, the victim's credit cards were used. 

Police are reviewing surveillance images to try to identify the suspects. The incident report said there are two individuals involved in the incident. The first is described as a black male age 16-20, wearing a blue baseball cap, a yellow winter coat, light jeans, brown boots and a backpack. The second is reported by police as a black male age 16-20, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with lettering, dark jeans, black shoes and a backpack. 

According to Madison police, 12 vehicles have been stolen in Madison this month. 


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