Delavan man arrested as suspect in oxycodone robberies
MADISON A 35-year-old Delavan man was arrested by DeForest police Tuesday afternoon as the primary suspect in the recent oxycontin/oxycodone thefts or robberies that have taken place in multiple jurisdictions, according to an email from Joel DeSpain, public information officer for the City of Madison Police Department.
Tony D. Taylor is currently in custody at the Dane County Jail, DeSpain said.
Previous (Janesville) Gazette stories show the oxycodone bandit hit pharmacies in Janesville, Edgerton and Beloit on Feb. 22, March 2 and March 21, respectively.
In all incidents, the suspect handed a note to a pharmacy employee demanding oxycodone.
And in each case, the man’s description also matched that of a person suspected of robbing a number of pharmacies around southern Wisconsin, according to the articles.
The suspect may have been involved in other robberies police are not aware of.
More details will be released during a joint news conference at 1:30 p.m. today at the Madison Police Department's Central District office, 211 S. Carroll St.