May 15, 2023

Madison police stop suspect believed to have stolen purse in Pearl

Therese Apel

Madison Police Department and other agencies have one lane of the interstate closed down around mile marker 109 with a suspect believed to have stolen a woman’s purse at Sam’s Club in Pearl.

According to Madison PD, the suspect being detained on the interstate is believed to be the subject of a BOLO put out by Pearl Police Department earlier today.

Pearl spokesman Greg Flynn said the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. in the Sam’s Club parking lot while the victim was putting her groceries in her car. The suspect then fled the scene.

Authorities are currently working to clear the scene on I-55. One lane was closed for officer safety during the stop and subsequent investigation.

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