MADISON (WKOW) – Madison police are investigating a string of strong armed robberies that Sergeant Ann Lehner said could be related.
No one was injured during the robberies.
The first incident happened around 1:40 a.m. Sunday on the 10 block of North Mills Street. Police said a 19-year-old woman was walking in a group when four or five black males approached the group. One man grabbed her phone and fled the area in a dark colored, boxy-style vehicle. The victim described two black men that were heavy in build. One suspect had short dreadlocks and the other suspect was wearing a green T-shirt with short black hair.
The second incident happened around 4:45 a.m. Sunday on the 100 block of North Park Street. Police said a suspect approached a 20-year-old from behind and threatened to shoot her if she didn't give him her phone. The suspect grabbed the phone and fled on foot. The victim did not see a weapon. The victim described the suspect as a black man, 16-21 years of age with short black hair. He was wearing a green track jacket and khaki shorts.
The third incident happened around 4:47 a.m. Sunday on the 1300 block of Regent Street. Police said two men were approached by three black men who asked for the time. One of the victims was grabbed from behind and his wallet was taken. The suspects got into an old dark colored, boxy-style vehicle and fled the scene. One suspect was described wearing a green sweatshirt and one suspect was described wearing a brown sweatshirt.
Based on the descriptions from the victims, Sergeant Ann Lehner said it appears likely that the same suspects were involved in a total of three robberies overnight.