Gunman in Robbery Try Had Accomplice, Cops Say

A woman wearing pink gloves was with man who had gun, according to Madison police.

A woman wearing pink gloves was an accomplice to a man with a gun who tried to rob a money transfer store on Cook Avenue last week, Madison police said.

The robbery attempt occurred around 11:45 a.m. Thursday when a man entered Giro Express, displayed a silver handgun and demanded money from an employee behind the counter, police said.

The gunman briefly went behind the counter, but fled empty-handed as the employee called police, Madison Police Detective Lt. Dennis Lam said Wednesday.

The man was seen with the woman outside another Madison business prior to the robbery attempt and, at Giro Express, the woman talked with the employee there and then left the store seconds before the gunman walked in, he said.

The man ultimately fled on foot toward Main Street through Cook Plaza Alley, police said.

The gunman is described as Hispanic, in his 30s, wearing a tan jacket over a dark Nike hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, dark shoes and dark gloves.

The woman is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 5 inches, possibly 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 Lam at 973-593-3012. 

Mikey D February 27, 2013 at 11:38 PM
Mayor's Against Pink Gloves anyone?
Madison Station February 28, 2013 at 12:09 PM
How about hi-definition color cameras on every street and parking lot in the downtown area, that have a 48 hour archive? First there was the Gerlachs burglary, then the Shell armed robbery, and now there is another armed robbery. Seems like it may be time to up the surveillance...
kcd February 28, 2013 at 12:24 PM
Exactly! Did the surrounding stores and businesses get the description of these people? No. I guess a small silver handgun isn't dangerous enough to alert people of in the surrounding areas. Most of who have cash registers and are alone. Was Central Ave School or any othe schools alerted? I guess not. It was serious enough to have K9s search the cook plaza parking lot though. The police do a great job serving but this was not a great example of protecting. Would you want your wife or teenager working in a store nearby without knowledge of a gunman in the area?
my2cents February 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM
With the increasing taxes in Madison (which are already high enough) let's get proactive! Good point Madison Station, "How about some surveillance cameras!"
chris February 28, 2013 at 03:07 PM
looks like Madison is becoming a easy hit for these low life's.


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