Same suspect successful in 1 of 2 gas station robberies, Madison police say

July 14, 2018

A man wearing a baseball cap batted .500 Wednesday night in robbing gas stations in Madison, successful in getting cash at one station but not getting cash at the other.

The robbery and attempted robbery happened less than an hour apart on the city’s East Side, Madison police said.

The first incident was at about 6 p.m. at a BP gas station, 4102 Commercial Ave.

“The clerk said the would-be robber kept a hand behind his back and the clerk believed he had a weapon,” said police spokesman Joel DeSpain.

“Instead of handing money over, the victim fled out a back door and called 911, while the suspect drove off in a black Jeep,” DeSpain said.

The second incident happened at about 6:50 p.m. at a Kwik Trip, 401 N.Third St.

“Surveillance images showed the same suspect inside the store,” DeSpain said. “Once again, he kept a hand behind his back while demanding money.”

This time, he got money from the clerk and fled in a black Jeep.

The suspect is a white male in his late 20s, 5 feet, 11 inches to 6 feet tall, 165 pounds, light brown hair, full light brown beard, wearing a Chicago Bulls baseball cap, green bandana around his neck, black shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.

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