Senior citizen arrested for stealing woman’s wallet

Madison police caught a 72-year-old male thief accused of stealing a woman’s wallet from her vehicle in an incident two weeks ago, according to a Madison Police Department incident report issued Tuesday.

The suspect, Gordon Walker, allegedly took the 80-year-old victim’s wallet when she left her car unlocked while pumping gas at Genin’s AutoCare on the 3500 block of University Ave.

The victim left her car unattended when she went inside the autocare shop for assistance, Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain wrote in the report. It was at that time witnesses saw Walker open her car door to take the wallet.

Walker fled the scene, but was caught on security camera. A police officer recognized him from the footage, given Walker’s history with similar crimes, according to DeSpain. When Walker was arrested, he admitted to “[slipping] off the bandwagon,” to police.

Police charged Walker for theft from a motor vehicle, according to the report.

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