Madison
63° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Advertisement

Police: UW-Madison student robbed while studying in library

Published On: Nov 21 2012 10:21:04 PM CST

MADISON, Wis. -

A University of Wisconsin-Madison student was robbed Tuesday while studying in Memorial Library on the UW-Madison campus.

UW-Madison police said a man approached the student while she was studying in the study carrels of Memorial Library at about 10 a.m. and demanded her cellphone along with other items.

The student cooperated and was not harmed during the strong-arm robbery, according to a UW-Madison Police Department news release.

Police said they are actively looking for the robber, who is described as a black man in his early 30s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing a navy blue zip jacket and a red and black baseball cap, police said.

UW-Madison police said they are reviewing video footage in the area to see if an identification of the robber can be made.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the UW-Madison Police Department at 608-262-2957.

Advertisement
  • Airplane

    No-fly zones: Where can planes fly?

    The crash of Malaysian airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine and a recent ban on flights to Israel due to violence near the airport in Tel Aviv has raised questions about which conflict-riddled areas of the world it is safe for commercial jets to travel. Take a look at strict no-fly zones as well as conflict zones, over which it's up to the airlines to decide whether or not to fly.

  • Taiwan plane crash wreckage

    Wong Yao-wen/Reuters

    Deadliest plane crashes in history

    Dozens are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu islands Wednesday. Take a look at the deadliest plane crashes in history.

  • Cruise ship night 2

    Costa Concordia disaster remembered

    The Costa Concordia set sail on its final voyage after running aground off the coast of Italy more than two years ago. Look back on the disaster that killed 32 people.

Advertisement