It happened at a house on the 1700 block of Rae Lane around 4:25 p.m. Thursday morning. The victim, a 60-year old woman, told officers she was returning home and while in her garage, a stranger approached her with a knife. They struggled and he fled with her purse. She suffered some minor injuries.
The suspect is described as a white man, between 5'6" and 5'8", medium build, wearing dark pants and a dark coat.
If you have any information, call Madison Area Crimestoppers at (608) 266-6014.