An unidentified suspect robbed a man on the 2300 block of University Avenue early Sunday morning.
According to Madison Police Department Lt. Stephanie Bradley Wilson, an African-American man in his twenties approached the victim on University Avenue at approximately 3:53 a.m.
Police said the suspect put something against the victim’s back and asked him, “What you got?”
The suspect then allegedly took off with the victim’s credit cards, debit card and cell phone.
Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, said muggings tend to occur late at night and students should walk in groups as a safety precaution.
Resnick also said students need to be aware both males and females can be victims of robberies and other late night crimes.
This past summer, police presence increased on the 500 block of University Avenue after a shooting on May 19 injured three people and five suspects attacked Wisconsin Badgers senior running back Montee Ball on Aug. 1.