Pair robs woman who gave them a ride, police say

Man injured, glasses smashed in attack

A woman who offered a casual acquaintance a ride Friday night because of the cold was robbed, police said.

Madison police said a woman was driving on Commercial Avenue and Pulley Drive on Madison’s east side when she saw someone she knew walking with another person.

According to the report, the woman asked the man and woman if they’d like a ride to get out of the cold at about 8:20 p.m. The two got in the car, and after a short distance, the man threatened to shoot the driver.

The woman pulled over and the robbers fled with the driver’s wallet. Police said no injuries were reported and no weapon was seen.

The male robber was described as black with a dark complexion, tall and skinny, according to the report. He was wearing a black vest, a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The female robber was described as black with a dark complexion, 5 feet 4 inches tall with a skinny build. She was wearing a maroon fitted jacket with a fur liner. She had a long ponytail and wore diamond studs in her ears. Both robbers were in their 20s.