Police looking for tips after robbery of two women

Robbery might be related to past cases

Madison police are hoping for tips after the robbery of two women Sunday.

The women told police a man grabbed one of them from behind and held something sharp to her neck on the 500 block of North Eau Claire Ave. at 8:45 p.m. The man demanded their purses, took them, and ran toward Old Middleton Road.

The 22-year-old and 24-year-old victims are from an Asian country and are students at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Police said nine similar robberies have occurred in the same area the past couple of years and that several of those have also targeted Asian women.

Anyone with information is asked to call Madison Area Crimestoppers at 608-266-6014.