Madison police search for suspect in strong-armed robbery
Madison police are searching for two suspects in a Friday afternoon mugging in which a man grabbed a bank envelope from a man in the victim’s driveway in a Madison neighborhood.
“The Madison Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating and identifying a suspect vehicle used in a strong-armed robbery case,” Madison Police Captain Kevin Newman said.
Crime Stoppers has offered a reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.
Newman said the incident occurred on Friday, June 11, reportedly between 2:40 and 2:45 p.m. after a Madison resident had cashed a check for $300 at a bank in the metro area and proceeded to drive home with the money in a paper bank envelope, Newman said.
After making a stop for gas at a station in the metro area, the victim arrived home in a neighborhood near U.S. 51 and Madison Avenue.
As he was exiting his vehicle in his driveway and was about to enter his home a subject came from behind him and took the envelope with the money out of his shirt pocket. The subject then fled on foot and entered a Black Kia Soul automobile driven by another subject, Newman said.
Madison detectives released a picture of a Black Kia Soul at a gas station that they believe to be the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was possibly displaying a white-colored paper dealer tag.
There was no weapon involved in the robbery.
The suspect is described as a black male, short in stature with a thin build. The suspect was wearing white shorts and an unknown type of shirt that has been reported to be dark in color.
“Anyone with information that could help with this case would be eligible for a reward of up to $2,500,” Newman said.
They may call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477), or submit a tip online or with a mobile device at www.P3tips.com.