Woman mugged downtown, police say

Woman mugged downtown, police say
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A woman was mugged while walking Sunday night in the downtown area, according to a release from Madison police.

Police were called at 11:40 p.m. after the incident in the 600 block of East Gorham Street.

The 29-year-old woman told police two men approached her from behind and one of them ripped her purse strap from her shoulder, causing her to fall to the ground. She said one of the men punched her several times in the face.

Police said the woman got up and chased the men to a nearby car, which they got into. She said she was able to reach in to get her purse back, but her wallet and phone were gone.

An officer allowed the woman to use his squad car computer to track her phone. Police said a concerned citizen had already found her phone and wallet, which police say were tossed by the robbers.

The woman described the getaway car as an older four-door Honda with tinted windows. She said a woman was driving.

One of the men is described as black, 6 feet tall with a dark complexion and shoulder-length dreadlocks. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The other man is described as black, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a light complexion and shoulder-length dreadlocks.

The woman suffered minor injuries.