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Police seek to ID gas station robber who held gun to 14-year-old's head

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police released a surveillance image Thursday of a man who held a gun to a teenager's head during a gas station robbery this week. 

Police said a man robbed the Kwik Trip on Fish Hatchery Road at 8:48 p.m. Monday. 

According to the report, the robber put a handgun to the 14-year-old customer and kept the boy in front of him as he moved toward the sales counter. 

Police said the gunman used the child as a buffer, positioning his weapon under the boy's arm and pointing it at a clerk. He demanded money and fled on foot with cash from the till.

The teen told police he was "terrified," as the armed man "coulda shot me." 

The robber was described as white, in his mid-20s, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. He had light red or reddish-blond facial hair. He was wearing a purple or blue skull cap, blue or purple plaid shirt and blue jeans that had many rips and holes.

A police dog was unable to track down a suspect.

Anyone with information on the robber's identity is asked to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.


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