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Stranger steals teen's fishing gear


MADISON (WKOW) -- Police say a quiet afternoon of fishing ended in tears as a 13-year-old boy told police a strange man stole his fishing supplies.

It happened July 24 on South Park Street at Wingra Drive. The victim was wetting his line on Wingra Creek when a man approached and demanded the boy turn over his gear.

The stranger got away with a rod, reel, pole, and a fishing bag containing hooks, bobbers, and lures. He was last seen riding away on a bicycle in the direction of the Goodman Pool.

The suspect is described as white, at least six feet tall, 130 to 140 pounds with a slim build. The victim said the man mumbled or slurred his words. He was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and an orange hat.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Madison Area Crimestoppers at 266-6014.

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