28-year-oldCurtis McGill celebrates Irish Fest in jail

Citizens Help Police Catch Purse Snatcher

Janesville Police take a purse snatcher into custody.

The incident happened in the Janesville Mall parking lot a little before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

According to a news release, an elderly woman was unloading items from a shopping cart when a man ran up and grabbed her purse.

Some nearby citizens gave chase, and were able to apprehend the man and hang onto him until police arrived.

Officers arrested 28-year-old Curtis E. McGill of Milton on a charge of felony theft of movable property from the elderly.

The victim suffered minor injuries when she fell trying to grab her purse back.