A man tried to rob two gas stations on East Washington Avenue Monday night and Tuesday morning, but was scared away from one location before he get any money, according to Madison police.
The first incident happened at the Mobil gas station in the 3800 block of East Washington Avenue about 9:40 Monday night. Police said a man went into the gas station, implied he had a weapon and demanded the clerk open the register and give him money.
The second incident happened about six hours later at the BP gas station in the 4200 block of East Washington Avenue. Police said a man matching the description of the person from the first incident ran into the business and jumped over the counter. However, a clerk wielding a plastic trash can met him there, and the man ran out of the store.
Police said shortly after he ran out of the store, he tried to run in again. However, this time the man was confronted by two employees, and left for good. Police said the man was also believed to have been involved in a similar incident at the same gas station two weeks ago.
Police said the man they are looking for is a black man in his late 20s or early 30s, 5 feet 6 inches tall, approximately 210 pounds, last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and tennis shoes. Anyone who has information about these incidents is asked to call Madison police.