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A man in a South Side parking lot was mugged Thursday afternoon by a man who had asked him for some money.

The mugging happened at about 4:45 p.m. in the lot in the 1900 block of South Park Street, Madison police said.

The 52-year-old victim told police he handed over a small amount of money from his wallet, before the suspect snatched the wallet and ran away.

The victim was not injured.

The suspect is a black male, 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall, thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants.

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Bill Novak is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.