Strong Armed Robbery

MEDIA RELEASE

Date of Release:  July 13, 2022

Released By:  Chief Scott Gregory

Incident:  Strong Armed Robbery

Date:  July 8, 2022

Case Number:  2022-269705

Case Time:  7:22 pm

Address:  Martin Street at Fish Hatchery Road

Arrested Person(s)/Suspect Description:

17-year-old suspect from North Chesterfield, VA

Male/Hispanic approximately 5’4” and 120-130 lbs wearing a full face mask

Charges:

  • Resisting/Obstructing an Officer
  • Possession of THC
  • Battery
  • Robbery with use of force

Details of Incident:

A Town of Madison police officer was flagged down by a female victim who told him she was just battered and robbed of her bag.  The officer immediately obtained a description and passed this information on to other officers to search the area for the suspect.  The suspect was not located at that time.

The victim was talking on her phone while near the playground equipment in Fraust Park.  The suspect punched the victim on the top and the back of her head several times.  The victim attempted to run away but the suspect tackled her.  The suspect grabbed her bag and ran east toward Fish Hatchery Road.

Throughout the course of the next few days officers were able to obtain video surveillance from neighboring businesses and residential areas.  The officers observed the suspect on video wearing the mask and fitting the description given by the victim, including the stolen bag.  The suspect was also seen removing his mask and throwing the bag into a wooded area.

Officers believed they recognized the suspect and believed he was staying in the area.  On July 12 around 5:30 pm, the suspect was observed in the same area of this robbery.  Officers attempted contact and the suspect took off running.  Officers were able to catch him and arrest him.  The suspect had the same unique Glo Gang ski mask the victim had described in her assault and that officers had observed him wearing in surveillance video.  We believe the suspect was out searching for another victim when he was arrested.

The suspect was taken to jail for the above listed charges.  It should be noted the 17-year-old suspect is being treated as an adult.  However, the Town of Madison Police Department is not listing his name as we still consider him to be a juvenile as it relates to open record information.  His mother was contacted by phone in VA, and she was less than cooperative with officers. An archived copy of this and other Town of Madison Police Department News Releases is available on the department’s website at www.town.madison.wi.us/police/index.html

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