Robber tells clerk to kneel, wait 5 mins. before calling police

Police say man made off with unknown amount of cash from Middleton dry cleaner
Robber tells clerk to kneel, wait 5 mins. before calling police

A dry cleaning store was robbed Wednesday evening in Middleton, police said.

Middleton police responded to a report of an armed robbery at Klinke Cleaners on North Gammon Road at 5:45 p.m.

A man entered the store, confronted the clerk and displayed a handgun that was tucked into the waistband of his pants, according to the report. He demanded all the money from the cash drawer, then asked for the money in the drive-up window cash drawer.

The robber ordered the clerk to kneel on the floor and wait five minutes before calling police, according to the report. The robber fled with an unknown amount of cash in an unknown direction.

Middleton and Madison officers and a K-9 unit assisted at the scene.

The robber was described as black, about 6 feet tall wearing a knee-length wool coat with a scarf over his face.

The clerk was not injured in the robbery, police said.

Police asked anyone with information regarding the robbery to contact Middleton police by calling or texting 608-824-7300.

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