Man orders McDonald’s cookies, robs restaurant, police say

A north Madison McDonald’s was robbed Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Madison police said a man came into the restaurant at 2901 Dryden Drive at 6:55 p.m. and ordered cookies. He then stepped behind the counter, where employees stand, and told the cashier to open the register. He also passed a note indicating it was a robbery.

Police said the robber fled with cash from the till.

According to the report, the cashier, a 51-year-old woman, was badly shaken and crying after the strong-armed robbery.

Police said the robber was described as white, 30-35 years old, 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighed between 160 to 170 pounds. He was wearing eyeglasses, a black socking cap, black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes. A diner described the robber was “scrawny-looking,” according to the report.