Man held up at gunpoint while walking to east side cellphone store
A 20-year-old man said he was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night by two people whom he knew from his neighborhood, according to Madison police.
Madison police said the incident happened around 9:45 p.m. in the 2800 block of East Washington Avenue.
According to police, the victim started a conversation with the three men. But when they were all in an alley behind a cellphone business on East Washington Avenue, two of the three men displayed guns and demanded money from the victim.
Police said the victim said he emptied his pockets and his backpack and showed he had nothing of value before the three men ran away. The victim was not injured.
Police are looking for three black teens in the incident. The first one is described as between 18 and 20 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and stocky with a short dreadlock haircut, last seen wearing a gray long sleeve shirt and armed with a black handgun.
Police said the second man is 15 to 16 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 130 pounds, last seen wearing a baseball cap, t-shirt and jeans and armed with a silver handgun.
The third man is 18 to 20 years of age only described as covering his face with a white T-shirt, according to police.
Anyone who knows anything about this incident is asked to call Madison police.