Police arrest Walgreens robbery suspect

Madison Police Department officers responding to a reported armed robbery arrested the suspect minutes after the crime occurred, according to an MPD statement.

Officers were dispatched to the Walgreens located along the 3700 block of E. Washington Ave. around 2:15 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities say the suspect approached the register and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect also indicated he had a gun and would harm the employee. He left the store with a small amount of cash.

Officers arrived to find the suspect still in the parking lot and in possession of the stolen money.

Terry J. Buttke Jr., 41, of Madison, was arrested for armed robbery, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

No weapon was found on him, and the incident remains under investigation.