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MPD: Knife-wielding robber takes tobacco products

A man is on the run after robbing the Capitol Petro Mart at 4601 Verona Road just after 11:30...
A man is on the run after robbing the Capitol Petro Mart at 4601 Verona Road just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night.(Madison Police Department)
Published: Mar. 31, 2022 at 5:08 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A convenience store on Madison’s west side was robbed late Wednesday night when a suspect threatened to shoot the clerk and then flashed a knife, the police department reported.

According to MPD’s initial report, the suspect entered Capitol Petro Mart, at 4601 Verona Rd., shortly after 11:30 p.m. and asked to buy vaping products and Newport 100 cigarettes. The clerk reportedly retrieved the items, placed them on the counter, and rang them up.

Upon being told he owed $50.75 for the items, the suspect demanded threatened the clerk and demanded money, the report continued.

After the clerk backed away and warned he would call police, the suspect showed the knife, rounded up the items he had asked for, and fled the store, investigators said.

The report did not indicate the suspect has been taken into custody.

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