Madison police responded to a pair of strong-armed robberies on the 200 block of Bassett Street at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday.
Police said two black men, 18-25 years old approached a 20-year-old and a 21-year-old and offered to sell them marijuana. As they approached they hit the victims, knocking them down and going through their pockets. Police said one of the men's cell phone was stolen.
The two men then headed south on North Bassett Street and used a similar approach targeting three 19-year-old men. The three suffered minor injuries, according to the report.
Madison police describe the first man as under 6-feet tall, about 150-170 pounds with short dreadlocks and wearing a red sweatshirt. The second man was described as wearing a white T-shirt with a gray design on the shirt.