Clerk's fast action thwarts robbery attempt at Tosa gas station

Nov. 22, 2011

A masked man tried to rob the Citgo gas station at 103rd Street and Bluemound Road on Monday, but a quick-thinking clerk and protective equipment thwarted the crime.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The robber came to the check-out counter with his right hand under his jacket to imply he was armed. He told the clerk: "Give me the money. Give me big bills."

The clerk worked behind bullet-proof glass, but the window was open so he could assist customers.

He quickly took the key from the cash register and slammed the window shut.

The robber reached under and tried to open the window, so the clerk hit the hold-up alarm and ducked behind the counter.

The masked man fled in a vehicle.

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