Deputies: Masked robber leaves empty-handed

Deputies look for suspect
Deputies: Masked robber leaves empty-handed

A man wearing a ski mask tried to rob an auto parts store Tuesday but left empty handed, according to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to O’Reilly Auto Parts at 1830 S. Stoughton Rd. in the town of Blooming Grove at 10:27 p.m. for a report of an attempted robbery.

Investigators said the man entered the store, displayed a handgun and ordered two employees to go to a back room. The man fled on foot to a nearby getaway vehicle.

It doesn’t appear anything was taken, according to deputies.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the getaway vehicle is asked to call the Dane County tip line at 608-284-6900.