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.