Two minutes is all it took to rob Market Basket on East Mifflin Street, leaving store worker Carl Stewart no time to process what was really happening.
"I just sort of went into autopilot, kept my distance from him, didn't face my back to him too much at all. I went straight to the door and gave him the money," said Stewart, who was working during the time of the robbery.
The incident happened on the 300 block of East Mifflin Street around 11:51 a.m. Thursday.
The robber, described as around 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, escaped with an unknown amount of money through a back alleyway behind the store.
This is the fourth robbery in the city of Madison in three weeks. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said it's possible the suspects in the recent crime spree could be connected.