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Smoke sharing ends in purse snatching

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Gazette Staff
October 13, 2009
— Kindness was rewarded with a strong-armed robbery at 11 p.m. Thursday in Janesville's Fourth Ward neighborhood.

A woman was smoking on her porch in the 100 block of Cherry Street when a man approached and started a conversation, police reported.


The man asked for a cigarette. The woman obliged. When he was done smoking, he asked for a couple cigarettes for the road, and she was reaching to get them when he grabbed her purse and ran.


The woman's losses included $202 in cash.



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