Monday, March 28, 2016

Press Release - Robbery at Milton Travel Center

On Sunday, March 27, 2016, a robbery occurred at the Milton Travel Center Mobil convenience store.

At approximately 7 a.m., the Milton Police Department and Fire Department were dispatched to the Milton Travel Center on Arthur Drive for an injured male. A customer found the Mobil convenience store clerk bleeding from the head in the bathroom. When emergency personnel arrived, they found the store clerk with a laceration to his head. The clerk was conscious, but confused and disoriented from the injury. He stated that he could not remember what had occurred or how he was injured. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated and held overnight for observation.

A review of the security camera footage revealed the following:

At approximately 6:05 a.m., an unknown male suspect pulls up to the gas pumps and begins fueling his vehicle. At 6:12 a.m., the suspect finishes fueling, enters the Mobil convenience store and walks out of camera view toward the bathroom area. The bathroom area of the store is not covered by security cameras. At 6:17 a.m., the clerk, who was behind the counter, also walks toward the bathroom area. At 6:18 a.m., the suspect walks back into camera range and goes behind the sales counter. The suspect begins filling a plastic grocery bag with various brands of cigarettes. The suspect also attempts to open the cash register, but is not able to gain entry. The suspect leaves the counter area and walks toward the refrigerated coolers. At 6:20 a.m., the male leaves the store, enters his vehicle and leaves the parking lot.

As the employee was off camera when injured, the precise mechanism of injury remains under investigation.

The male suspect is described as a white male wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and light colored shoes. The vehicle he was driving is an early 2000s maroon Pontiac Grand Prix with no front license plate.

The best stills from the surveillance camera footage are below. *Note: The time stamp on the camera footage is not correct as the time in the surveillance camera system had not yet been updated for daylight savings time.

If you have any information on this incident, please contact the Milton Police Department at 608-868-6910. After normal business hours, Milton Police Department can be contacted through the Rock County Communications Center at 608-757-2244. You can also provide information through the Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at 608-756-3636 or through their website,

All media inquiries should be made to Scott Marquardt, Chief of Police, Milton Police Department.