Robbery victim says he was set up

Victim robbed while picking up friend

The victim of a strong-armed robbery in Madison Saturday night told police he believes he was set up.

The 18-year-old said he and his 17-year-old female friend were picking up a friend in the 2100 block of Taft Street about 10:30 p.m. when two men got out of another car, opened the victim’s door, demanded money and rifled through his pockets.

A phone and cash were taken.

One of the men is described as black, 20-year-old, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build and wearing a red zip-up hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.