Man Arrested After Officer Catches Him Robbing Woman

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A man is in custody after attempting to rob a woman in Janesville.

An officer was driving on E. Centerway Street near N. Main early Friday morning when an off duty correctional officer flagged him down to alert him of a robbery taking place nearby.

The officer subsequently approached a man standing near a woman in the roadway. It was learned that he attempted to steal the purse of the 63-year-old woman. The man, identified as Christopher Hollie, 26, of Janesville, attempted to flee from the officer. A chase ensued, and the suspect managed to jump on to the roof of a nearby business. He eventually came down and the officer deployed his taser to take him into custody.

Hollie was arrested and charged with attempted robbery and resisting arrest..

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