Police Seek Identities of Pair in Armed Robbery Attempt
Surveillance photos of a man and a woman who police say were involved in an armed robbery attempt at a Cook Avenue business have been released.
The man entered the money transfer store on Cook Avenue around 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, displayed a silver handgun and demanded money from an employee behind the counter, police said. He fled empty-handed as the employee called police, police said.
The woman, who police have said was an accomplice, was seen with the man outside another Madison business prior to the robbery attempt and, at Giro Express, talked with the employee and then left the store seconds before the gunman walked in.
The man ultimately fled on foot toward Main Street through Cook Plaza Alley, police said.
The man was described as Hispanic, in his 30s, wearing a tan jacket over a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, dark shoes and dark gloves.
The woman was described as Hispanic, 5 feet 5 inches, in her 40s, and wearing a dark coat, dark hat, pink gloves, and carrying a pocketbook with a floral print. Anyone with information can call Madison Police Detective Lt. Dennis Lam at 973-593-3012.