Madison
57° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

3 robberies reported in 1 day

Published On: Jul 17 2013 01:42:50 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 17 2013 01:45:47 PM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

Three robberies were reported in different areas of downtown Madison Tuesday and early Wednesday, according to Madison police.

Officers responded to a robbery in the 1600 block of Summit Avenue at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, the 20 block Langdon Street at 11:44 p.m. and 1000 block of Williamson Street at 12:24 a.m. on Wednesday.

In the Summit Avenue robbery, a 22-year-old woman said she was walking near Breeze Terrace when a man grabbed her arm and stole her smart phone. The woman told police she believed the man left in a car.

The robber was described as black, in his early 20s, with a thin build, shaved head and wearing a white T-shirt and basketball shorts.

In the Langdon Street robbery, a 42-year-old Georgia woman in town to attend a conference said she was talking on her smart phone when a man struck her on the top of the head and stole her phone. Witnesses reported seeing the robber flee in a silver car.

The robber was described as black, 25-35 years old and wearing a white shirt and dark colored shorts.

In the Williamson Street robbery, a 24-year-old woman said she was sitting with a friend on a porch when she had her purse ripped from her hands. The thief jumped into a silver car, possible a Buick. Police said the car sped away from downtown.

The robber was described as black, 17-21 years old, 140-160 pounds, with a slender build, a bald or shaved head and wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Advertisement
  • businesswoman working on computer in office

    iStock / shironosov

    Best ways to start every work day

    Morning routines are crucial for work day success, according to some career experts. Take a look at the most important things you should do at the start of every work day.

  • Lindsay Lohan in court new

    David McNew/Reuters

    Worst celebrity drivers

    NBA star Dwight Howard's Florida driver's license has been suspended after he failed to pay a ticket for running a red light, Reuters reported. In turns out Howard was ticketed an astonishing 10 times for running red lights in the Orlando area, and received four speeding tickets, 12 citations for failing to pay highway tolls and one citation for failing to change his address on his driver's license. Take a look at the worst celebrity drivers.

  • California fires night firefighters

    Noah Berger/Reuters

    Wildfires rage out of control in California

    Hundreds of homes have been destroyed by wildfires raging out of control in drought-stricken California. Thousands more are threatened.

  • C3K-EVENTS

    Events calendar

    Looking for something to do? Visit Channel 3000's events section featuring dining, food, music and family-friendly events throughout Madison and the surrounding area.

  • Get your weather app

    Channel3000.com and WISC-TV3 deliver local forecasts, live radar, school closings and alerts for Madison and South Central Wisconsin to iOS or Android devices.

  • Learn more about WISC-TV

    Meet the News 3 staff, learn about our newscasts, search our job postings and find out how to contact us.

Advertisement