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Police seek ‘bloody man’ accused of robbing two people

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Police are looking for a man they say battered and robbed two people who had offered to help him.

The 45-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were outside of the woman's W. Gilman Street apartment early Saturday morning when they first saw what they described as "a bloody man" run past them.

The two people told police he was yelling out that the person behind him was trying to kill him.

The 45-year-old said the injured man appeared to be drunk and "beaten to a pulp."

The two people were going to call police when they say the suspect confronted them.

"Give me everything you got!" He gestured indicating he might have a weapon tucked in his waistband.

"You want to die? You're going to die," he said.

He ended up punching the male victim several times in the head, and the female victim once.

He took the man's backpack and wallet. He took the woman's cellphone.

Checking downtown cameras, investigating officers have found images of the likely suspect running through a nearby parking lot while clutching what appeared to be a backpack.

He has not yet been identified.

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