Robber punched clerk, customer in South Side store, Madison police say
A robber got away with a wallet and cash from a register Monday afternoon after punching a clerk and customer in a South Side store.
The robbery happened at about 2:30 p.m. at Herbalife, 2444 Perry St., Madison police said.
The 25-year-old female clerk suffered an abrasion to her head and the 32-year-old female customer was uninjured.
“The clerk said the suspect entered the business and ordered a shake,” said Lt. Jamar Gary. “The suspect appeared nervous and reached for the clerk’s wallet that was on the counter.”
A struggle for the wallet ended up with the clerk getting punched, and when the customer tried to intervene, the suspect punched her as well.
The suspect is a black man in his 30s, 6 feet, 4 inches tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.