Police believe a man called in a false report of a crime before robbing a gas station on Davidson Drive Monday night.
The Sun Prairie Police Department said a man entered the Kelley's Mobil Mart at 10:51 p.m. and gave a note to a worker asking for cash. The note said the man was having trouble taking care of his kids and wanted all the money in the register and specific cartons of cigarettes.
Police said the robber fled with $50 in cash and one carton of Newport Kings, one carton of Marlboro Reds and two cartons of Newport Short Kings.
Police said investigators also believe the man called 911 with a false report of a stabbing in a different area of the city before the robbery.
The man was described as white, in his late 20s about 6 feet 3 inches tall with a slender build, according to the report. He was wearing a green Carhartt jacket with a hood, black pants, white athletic shoes with black accents on the sides and a black face mask.