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Purse thief chased down by victim and citizen posse

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The victim of a purse snatching, along with a citizen posse, chased down the thief Sunday afternoon.

Ramsey Hammond, 32, grabbed a 48-year-old Cross Plains woman's purse after she placed it on a table inside the Locker Room Sports Bar & Grill.  She was seated with a friend and had caught the crime out of the corner of her eye. 

The two were able to temporarily corner Hammond in a parking lot near Aberg Avenue, but he managed to get away.  The chase continued, with a posse member providing location updates to a 911 dispatcher.

Hammond was eventually captured in the 1300 block of Crowley Avenue. 


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