Woman Robbed Of Backpack At Knifepoint On West Side

A Madison woman had her backpack stolen on the city’s West side late Sunday night after she was grabbed by a man and pushed down on the sidewalk, according to police.

The incident happened in the 5000 block of Sheboygan Avenue about 7:20 p.m. Sunday. Police said the attacker also displayed a knife in the attack.

The victim wasn’t injured. The attacker quickly left the area following the attack.

The man was wearing some a scarf over his face, along with a black hat and dark clothing.

Authorities said that anyone with information about this incident should call Madison Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.