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Monday, December 06, 2021

UW student robbed at Bassett and Main after giving man bus money

A UW-Madison student was robbed early Monday morning after giving a man money to take the bus.

According to the Madison Police, the victim gave bus money to a man after being approached in the South Bassett Street and Main Street area. The victim walked away but was followed by the suspect.

"The stranger caught up with her a second time, pushing her against a wall and demanding her wallet," police said.

According to police, the victim was not injured but "was shaken up following the violence."

Police said she thinks the suspect was a 40 to 50-year-old black male between 5 foot 8 inches and 5 foot 9 inches, weighing approximately 170 pounds.

According to Madison Police Department Spokesperson Joel DeSpain, the suspect has not been arrested.

Despain said he is "hoping it is an aberration" as there has not been a pattern of strong-armed robbery in this area.



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