19-year-old attacked, robbed walking on west Madison block

19-year-old attacked, robbed walking on west Madison block
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A teenager was attacked and robbed while walking on a west Madison street Tuesday afternoon.

Madison police said the 19-year-old woman was in the 900 block of South Gammon Road at 2:40 p.m. when someone approached her on foot. She was punched in the face, knocked to the ground and her Gucci backpack-style purse was stolen.

After the attack, the thief got into an older red four-door sedan, according to the report.

Police described the attacker as 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds. He had black hair, a goatee and was wearing blue jeans and a white shirt with blue sleeves.

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