Police Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2014-243861

Incident Type

Robbery

Incident Date

07/30/2014 - 12:25 PM

Address

1250 McKenna Blvd. (Elver Park)

Suspect(s)

Male, black, late teens, 6', short hair, goatee, wearing a red t-shirt and black pants.

Victim(s)

Male, age 20, Madison

Details

A would-be robbery victim turned the tables on a criminal during an attempted iPhone snatching early Wednesday afternoon. The 20-year-old Madison man was walking on an Elver Park path when another young man approached. The victim was texting at the time, and gave a nod to the stranger as a greeting as they were about to cross paths. That is when the suspect grabbed onto the victim's phone. They got into a tug-of-war for possession, and as it progressed, the suspect began pushing the victim in the face with the open hand of his free arm. The victim later told an officer "that he got tired of tussling with the suspect and decided to punch (him) in the face." The blow brought the robbery attempt to a halt as the suspect fell to the ground. He got up and fled, voicing expletives at the victim. As for the victim, he ran the opposite way, to the MPD's West District station, just a block away. 

Released 07/31/2014 at 9:56 AM by PIO Joel Despain

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.