Man allegedly steals cash from church employee's purse

An employee at Calvary Lutheran Chapel located at State and Lake streets called Madison police after she caught a man stealing from her purse on Wednesday evening.

Officers were dispatched to the church at 701 State St. Wednesday around 5:00 p.m., according to Madison Police Department spokesperson Joel DeSpain.

The suspect ran away after the woman caught him stealing cash from her purse, which was in the church office, according to DeSpain.

Police describe the suspect as a 20- to 30-year-old black man, about six feet tall, wearing a red letterman type jacket with a ‘V’ on the front.

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