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Woman, age 70, pepper sprays purse snatcher

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A 70-year-old woman was walking home from the 3500 block of Packers Ave. shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday evening when someone approached her from behind and tugged on her bag. 

The woman turned around and pepper sprayed the suspect, according to a post on Chief Mike Koval's blog.

The purse snatcher ran to a vehicle and fled the area.  Nothing was taken from the victim  The victim believed the suspect was male but could provide no further description of the suspect or vehicle.

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