MADISON, Wis. -

A man was robbed at gunpoint on Madison's east side early Tuesday morning by a man who acted as if he needed a light for his cigarette, according to Madison police.

The incident happened in the 300 block of North Street just before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

According to police, the man was approached from behind by the robber, who asked the victim for a light.

When the victim turned around, the man flashed a handgun and stole the victim's wallet.

If you know anything about this incident, you are asked to call Madison area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014.