Woman grabbed by neck, robbed early Thursday

Police say suspect stole cash; victim was not injured

Published On: Oct 26 2012 10:38:12 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. -

A woman was robbed Thursday morning while walking near the intersection of North Eau Claire and Sheboygan avenues.

Police said the suspect, wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt, grabbed the 58-year-old victim around her neck and demanded she hand over her personal belongings. The suspect also had what police called a "metal object" in his hand during the strong-armed robbery.

The woman gave the suspect cash and he fled. Police said the woman did not suffer injuries from the incident, which occurred about 6:20 a.m.

Police did not indicate how much money was stolen but said the incident is still under investigation.