2 Madison cash-advance store robberies may be connected, police say

Same robber could be responsible for 2 nearby incidents in 24 hours

The man who robbed a north Madison pay advance store may be responsible for another nearby business robbery the day earlier, police said.

Madison police said a robber got away with money after pointing a gun at a Cash Store clerk Wednesday.

The clerk told police the handgun barrel was only inches from her face as the man made demands. He left on foot.

Police department crime analysts said the robbery case is similar to another that took place Tuesday morning at the PLS Payday Loans store on East Washington Avenue, and the same robber could be responsible for both crimes.

Police described the robber as white, 6 feet tall and weighed 200 pounds. He was wearing a long black puffy parka, khaki pants and a red bandana over his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

The Cash Store is at 1111 North Sherman Ave., about 2 miles northwest of the Payday Loan store.