Police look for thief in two gas station robberies

Police look for thief in two gas station robberies

Madison police are looking for a man they believe is involved with two gas station robberies late Friday night, according to a news release.

Police said a man walked into the BP gas station at 3510 Packers Ave. on the city’s north side around 8:11 p.m. and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk tried to close the counter window to stop the man, who then fell backward and ran from the building.

At 11:51 p.m., police received a call of a man with a similar description walking into the PDQ gas station at 3153 Maple Grove Drive on the city’s southwest side. The man reached over the counter, took money from the cash register and fled, police said.

No weapons were seen or mentioned in either incident, and no one was injured, police said.

Police described the robber as a white man in his 20s with a skinny build. He was wearing a Wisconsin Badgers knit cap, gray hoodie, dark pants and black shoes with white accents.