JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- A suspect is in custody after a woman reported her purse stolen in a Janesville mall parking lot.
Janesville police say the 69-year-old woman was unloading items from a shopping cart into her car in the parking lot of the Janesville Mall on Milton Avenue.
A man who police have identified as Curtis McGill, approached her and grabbed her purse. When the woman turned to try to take it back, she fell and was slightly hurt. The 28-year-old Milton man fled the scene on foot.
Police say bystanders saw McGill run off and chased him down. He was pinned to the ground until officers could arrive.
McGill is being held in the Rock County Jail on a felony charge of theft from the elderly.
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