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Man with gun breaks into east side apartment

Published On: May 16 2013 02:59:52 PM CDT   Updated On: May 16 2013 03:21:49 PM CDT

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MADISON, Wis. -

Police said a man attempted to rob a woman at gunpoint in her home Wednesday afternoon.

The Madison Police Department said a 24-year-old Madison woman was in her apartment on the 4700 block of Cottage Grove Road at about 2:41 p.m. when a man forced his way in and demanded money.

The woman told police the man asked her where the money was kept. Police said the man fled empty-handed. According to the report, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.

Police described the man as black, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a medium-to-light complexion, husky build, short hair and tattoos. He was wearing a red, short-sleeve shirt, dark jeans, white shoes and a blue bandana over his mouth, police said.

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