UPDATE: Madison Police: Armed robbery that prompted WiscAlert didn't happen

UPDATED Thursday, October 24, 2013 --- 10:26 a.m.

Madison Police say an armed robbery reported on the UW-Madison campus Tuesday that prompted a WiscAlert did not happen.

Detectives conducted interviews, questioning the 21-year-old man who said he was robbed that morning on N. Charter St.

Officers say it became apparent the robbery did not occur.


UPDATED Tuesday, October 22, 2013 --- 10:40 a.m.

Madison Police are releasing more information after an armed robbery on the UW-Madison campus.

It happened around 8:52 a.m. Tuesday.

A 21-year-old man was walking on N. Charter St. when he was approached by a stranger.

The stranger displayed a handgun and took the man's money. He then ran away on foot toward Regent St.

Madison Police provided this description of the robber: Male, Hispanic, 5'9", black hair worn "fade" style, no facial hair, wearing a red hoodie, jeans and carrying a dark jacket.


UPDATED Tuesday, October 22, 2013 --- 9:50 a.m.

According to UW-Madison, police have finished searching the area where an armed robbery took place on campus Tuesday morning, and the suspect is still at large.

The robbery took place just before 9:00 a.m. near Charter and Spring St.

Madison and UW Police will continue to investigate.


Posted Tuesday, October 22, 2013 --- 9:31 a.m.

UW-Madison has issued a WiscAlert following an armed robbery near Charter and Spring St.

The crime took place just before 9:00 a.m.

A suspect with a gun was last seen on the Southwest Commuter Bike Path near Spring St.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 5'11", wearing a red hoodie,  jeans, and black jacket.

UWPD urges people to use caution in the area and report suspicious activity or anyone matching the description by calling 911.

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