Man beaten, robbed outside apartment, police say

Man beaten, robbed outside apartment, police say
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A Madison man was beaten and robbed outside his west-side apartment, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers were called at 10:45 p.m. after the robbery on Island Drive.

The 27-year-old victim told police he encountered two men in the entryway to the building and that one of them was armed with a handgun. He said he struggled with the armed man and was struck several times in the head.

The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital. His keys and other personal items were taken by the robbers, police said.

A neighbor told police the men were seen running from the scene and believed they got into a getaway car.

The victim said his assailants were strangers and that he had not seen them in the area before.