Man with baseball bat robs dry cleaners back to back

June 15, 2010

A robber wielding a baseball bat hit two Wauwatosa dry-cleaning businesses within a matter of minutes Friday evening.

According to Wauwatosa police:

A man said he was picking up clothes at Martinizing Dry Cleaning, 6737 Milwaukee Ave., at 6:39 p.m., but a search in the computer showed no orders in his name. When the clerk told him that, he walked around the counter and showed a wooden bat. He said, "This is a robbery. Give me all your money or I'll smack you with this bat."

He fled with the money before officers arrived.

As police started their investigation of that robbery, they received a call that Master Dry Cleaners, 6326 W. Blue Mound Road, had been hit.

The man again gave the same name and showed a baseball bat when the clerk could not find his order. She tried to call 911, but the robber came at her.

After a struggle, he ran out the door, apparently without taking any money.

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