Madison police are searching for a suspect after an armed robbery occurred early Saturday morning on Langdon Street at West Lakelawn Place just east of the University of Wisconsin campus.
According to police spokesperson Joel DeSpain, the male victim, a 20-year-old Madison man, was standing on Langdon Street when a car drove up and the suspect exited the vehicle.
The suspect had a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet, DeSpain said.
After hitting the victim in the face, the suspect jumped into the getaway vehicle with the victim’s wallet, including his Wiscard, keys and cell phone, he said.
The car then travelled west on Langdon Street toward the Memorial Union, he said.
The suspect is described as a mixed race male in his 20s with a thin build and an approximate height of 5′ 10″ to 6′. He has facial stubble, shoulder-length dreadlocks and a chin-strap beard, DeSpain said.
The incident is believed to be a random robbery, he said.