Smash 'n grab purse snatching near Madison

From the Dane County Sheriff's Dept: 

April 24, 2018 – Dane County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a Strong Armed Robbery that occurred at 8:15 am today in the parking lot of the McDonald’s located at 4020 Milwaukee Street in the town of Blooming Grove.

The female victim was sitting inside her vehicle, when a white male, approximately 5’1” tall and wearing a black mask on his face, approached her driver side and knocked at the window.  When she refused to open the window, he smashed the glass with a “knife type tool”.  The suspect grabbed the woman’s purse and fled on foot behind her vehicle.

One witness describes the suspect leaving in a tan/gold/pearl colored 4-door car.  The car was also described as having a boxy shape.  The suspect sped from the parking lot westbound on Milwaukee Street, nearly hitting another vehicle, and then running the stoplight at Milwaukee St. and US Highway 51.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Dane County tip line at (608) 284-6900.

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