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.