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Police: Gas station robber forgoes cigarettes, makes off with cash

Published On: Dec 11 2012 11:04:02 AM CST
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A man robbed an East Side gas station at gun point Monday night, Madison police said.

According to the report, just before 11 p.m. a man armed with a handgun demanded money and cigarettes from the clerk at the Kelley Williamson Mobil on East Washington Avenue.

The clerk handed over cash from the register and was gathering cigarettes when another customer entered the store, causing the robber to flee, police said.

Police also said the robber made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, but no cigarettes.

The report noted that the robber is a white man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, between 150-160 pounds with a short red beard. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a stripe across the chest, blue jeans and black-and-white shoes, police said.

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