16 Year Old Mugged Near West High Thursday Evening

Madison Police Department:

Around 6:26 p.m. on December 20th Madison police responded to the 2300 block of Eton Ridge to meet with a robbery victim. A 16-year-old told police he had just finished basketball practice and was crossing Regent Street when he observed a group of approximately seven individuals. The victim walked from Regent Street to Virginia Terrace [MAP]
to where his car was parked on Eton Ridge. As he neared his vehicle he says three from the group he had noted moments earlier came up quickly behind him. He says perpetrator #1 grabbed him and demanded money. He did not have any money. The victim says #1 next rummaged through his pockets and stole his iPhone.
No weapon was seen, and it is not known whether this robbery and another (case #152841) that happened on N. Mills Street two hours later are connected.

2 thoughts on “16 Year Old Mugged Near West High Thursday Evening”

  1. Muggings near Madison West HS are becoming increasingly common events and will not stop unless the MMSD administrators and Madison Police take them seriously, prosecuting muggers who are definitively IDed. While returning to West from a UW class, my younger son was mugged 1 block from West last spring during school hours by a group of students who were known to be cutting class at the time. The West administrators together with my son readily IDed the muggers and reported the incident to the police. The police decided not to prosecute, dropping the case, instead. What message does this send to the muggers?

  2. Didn’t you, or your son, have the right to press charges? Why would it be up to the police? I don’t understand.

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