MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – Officers in southcentral Wisconsin arrested a suspect a few days after a visually impaired woman was robbed while walking in downtown Madison.
According to the Madison Police Department, a man allegedly grabbed a bag off of the victim’s arm around 6:30 p.m. on February 8 on the 100 block of North Broom Street.
The victim, who officers say is visually impaired, was using a guide cane when the suspect came up from behind her and grabbed her bag, leading to a ‘brief struggle.’
Her personal items, like her wallet and phone, were reportedly inside the stolen bag.
Officers conducted a K9 track after the incident but it was unsuccessful.
On February 14, the Madison Police Department stated that a suspect, Otis B. Adams, was arrested in connection to the incident.
Adams, 56, is currently in the Dane County Jail on a Department of Corrections warrant with additional charges coming, officers say.
No additional information was provided but officers did note that the woman was not injured during the incident.