Madison (WKOW) -- from Madison PD: Friday morning, Madison and Fitchburg Police responded to a strong-armed robbery that had just occurred in the 2900 block of Coho Street.
A 91-year old Fitchburg woman says she was on the east side of the street walking northbound when she felt the presence of someone from behind.
The next thing she knew, there was a tug on her purse.
The victim says the suspect was pulling on the strap.
Once he had stolen it, he ran eastbound on Coho.
The purse was later recovered at a nearby laundromat.
The perpetrator is described as a black male, roughly 20 years old, 5'2", 130 lbs., and wearing a blue coat over a gray hoodie.