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Pair of strong armed robberies on Madison's east side

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Police are investigating a pair of strong armed robberies on the east side Monday.

The first happened outside East Towne Mall. A 26-year-old man told officers he was waiting for the bus when four teens approached him, asked for the time, then began assaulting him.

The suspects grabbed some personal items belonging to the victim and fled on foot.

The victim wasn't badly hurt, but did receive some minor injuries to his face.

The second incident happened on the 4000 block of E. Washington Avenue. A large group of teens, between six and eight, approached two other men who were walking down the street.

The victims told police the group assaulted them and took off with cash.

Police have not said whether they believe the incidents are related.

If you have any information, call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014 or text the keyword DANE along with a message of up to 160 characters, to CRIMES (274637).

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