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Attempted armed robbery in Madison mall bathroom stall


MADISON (WKOW) -- Authorities say a man attempted to rob a woman at gunpoint inside a bathroom stall at a Madison shopping mall.

Madison police spokesperson Joel DeSpain says the woman was in a stall Wednesday evening at West Towne Mall, when a man entered an adjoining stall.

DeSpain says the man crawled under the stall divider, put a handgun to the woman's head and demanded money. When the victim stated she didn't have any, the suspect ordered her to turn around and he left.

DeSpain says the victim was a 40-year old woman.

Authorities say the suspect is a black man in his twenties, 5'8, medium build, in black jeans, with shoes with white on them, and black fabric covering the lower half of his face.

Authorities say another woman was robbed in a bathroom stall at West Towne Mall in July 2011 by a teenager who also crawled into a stall.

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