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Witness describes scene after pregnant clerk robbed at gunpoint in Caledonia

CALEDONIA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Caledonia Police are asking the public for help in finding a man who pointed a gun at a pregnant woman during a robbery.

The incident happened Monday aroun 4:20 p.m. at the Deli Food Express. Police say the suspect walked into the store with a gun and demanded money from a pregnant clerk behind the counter.

Caledonia Police set up a perimeter near the store as they looked for the armed robbery suspect.

"A couple squads sped down, they got to the end of the road where I pointed where I saw him run. They got out of their cars, they had their rifles all pulled, ready to go to find out where he went," said witness Ashley Manka.

Thankfully, the pregnant clerk was not injured.

"She was a little shaken up obviously but other than that she seems to be doing okay," said Sgt. Mike Trongeau with the Caledonia Police Department.

Another customer walked in, the robber ordered him to the ground and then took off.

Ashley saw the suspect as he was leaving.

"A man dressed in a black hoodie with his mouth covered with a bandanna mask, running with his hands in his pockets and he was holding a black plastic bag. He looked at me for a second, slowed down, and took off again," said Manka.

Police searched the area but couldn't find him.

"It appears the suspect in the area ducked behind a dumpster that is under construction and that was the last location we had on him," said Sgt. Trongeau.

He's described as a black male with a light complexion. The suspect was last seen wearing a black hoodie and gloves.

"I'm guessing this is not this person's first time doing something like this. If you know who it is, you can remain anonymous," said Sgt. Trongeau.

It's been two days since the incident and neighbors are hoping that someone knows who he is.

"We don't want anything like that in our neighborhood," Manka said. 

If you have any information about the suspect, contact Caledonia Police or contact Detective Thomas at (262)835-4433 ext 178.

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