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Man beaten with cane, robbed, police say

Published On: Mar 07 2014 11:24:57 AM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

A 69-year-old Madison man told police he suffered broken bones in both of his arms when he was attacked and robbed by an acquaintance.

The victim said he and Hosiea D Chestnut, 49, of DeForest, were hanging out in his East Gorham Street Apartment on Saturday when he was struck by a cane.

He told police Chestnut fled with some of the victim's money after the attack.

Chestnut was arrested Thursday by DeForest police on suspicion of armed robbery and substantial battery.

Madison crime stories from the past 12 months - locations are approximate

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