Man with knife mugs woman of iPhone 8, police say

Man with knife mugs woman of iPhone 8, police say
Man offers to help motorist, pulls gun

An armed man stole a west Madison’s woman’s cellphone Monday night, according to a news release.

Madison police said a 37-year-old Brompton Circle resident was returning home at 6:40 p.m. when a man approached her as she got out of her van.

According to the report, he had a small knife and demanded she turn over her phone.

The woman gave him her gray iPhone 8, which had a rose-colored case, police said. The mugger fled on foot. A police dog could not find him. The woman was in tears and badly shaken when police arrived.

The man was described as black, in his 20s, tall and thin, according to the report. He was wearing a black baseball cap and a black top.

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