Police arrest 2 men at gunpoint following Regent Street mugging
MADISON, Wis. — Police arrested two men at gunpoint early Sunday morning after the men stole two phones and attacked a 20-year-old in the 1200 block of Regent Street early Sunday morning.
According to an incident report, the three 20-year-old victims were approached by one of the suspects who asked if he could borrow a phone to call his mom. When one of the victims handed their phone to the suspect, he ran across the street to join the other suspects. Police said one of the victims ran after the the suspects, following them behind a building.
The victim tried getting his friend’s phone back, but the suspects attacked him instead. The victim was knocked to the ground and kicked as the suspects demanded his phone and wallet, according to the report. As the suspects attacked the victim, the other two victims arrived behind the building.
One of the suspects reportedly told the victims “back off, we are packing.” Police said the victims thought that meant the suspects were armed with guns.
Police said the suspects then discarded the victim’s wallet and ran off with the two cell phones.
UW-Police spotted the robbers on the Southwest Commuter Path thanks to good descriptions the victims had provided.
Two of the suspects were found hiding under a train car and were subsequently arrested at gunpoint. The third suspect ended up escaping after leaving his coat behind.
Police arrested 22-year-old Sedrick M. Johnson and 19-year-old Treyvon P. Hollerway on tentative charges of being party to the crime of armed robbery.
Detectives are still trying to identify and arrest the third suspect involved in the incident.
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