Police release names of man and woman arrested for Washington Avenue robberies

UPDATE (WKOW) — Police have identified the man and woman arrested in connection to several robberies on East Washington Avenue.

Stephanie N. Crawford, age 40, and August P. Piniontons, age 61, both of Madison, were taken into police custody Wednesday morning, according to a report from the Madison Police Department.

Crawford, police allege, carried out the robberies while Piniontons acted as the getaway driver.

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UPDATE (WKOW) — The Madison Police Department said they have a man and woman in custody in connection with a rash of robberies that happened Tuesday and Wednesday.

According to a news release, just before 9 a.m. Wednesday officers were called to Bottle Stop Liquors in the 2700 block of East Washington Avenue.

Witnesses told police a woman had a handgun and tried to rob the business, but left with nothing. An employee said she wanted cash and cigarettes.

The woman got into a car, driven by a man, and sped away. Officers were able to find the vehicle on Johnson Street. The suspects have been detained but not yet arrested.

Police believe this is the same woman who robbed and attempted to rob four other stores on East Washington Avenue.

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MADISON (WKOW) — Madison police are looking for a woman who robbed several stores and got away with cash and cigarettes Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

MPD officials said the rash of armed robberies started Tuesday at about 6:30 p.m. at the Tobacco Deals store in the 2800 block of East Washington Avenue.

The robberies continued Wednesday at about 2:30 a.m. The suspect went to the BP in the 700 block of East Washington Avenue, the Mobile in the 3000 block of East Washington Avenue and the Walgreen’s in the 3700 block of East Washington Avenue.

The woman displayed a gun at each of the locations. No one was hurt.

Police provided this description of the suspect:

Heavy set (260 pounds) white female who was roughly 5”5″ – 5’7″ tall with red hair. During the robberies she was wearing dark clothing, a scarf, and a baseball hat with alternating white and dark colored panels. She has a mask on during one of the robberies.

If you have any information about these robberies you can provide anonymous information to Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014 or at tipsubmit.com.

 

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