Police try to connect pair to parking lot purse snatchings

Man, woman arrested after Sunday robbery
Police try to connect pair to parking lot purse snatchings

Madison police are trying to connect a man and woman to a string of purse snatchings in grocery store parking lots.

Police were called to Hy-Vee at 3801 E. Washington Ave. at 1:15 p.m. Sunday after the driver of a maroon-colored SUV swerved into the direction of a car and stole a woman’s purse. A 10-year-old boy said he was nearly struck by the truck as the purse was yanked from his mother’s shoulder.

A security guard got a good description of the SUV and a suspect vehicle was pulled over a little more than an hour later near the intersection of Highway 51 and South Stoughton Road.

Troy A. Larson, 29, and Cassie M. Larson, 33, denied involvement in the purse snatching. Police said the woman’s purse was gone, but some of her property was found inside the SUV.

Troy Larson was arrested on suspicion of theft and identity theft. Cassie Larson was arrested on suspicion of identity theft.

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