Suspect sought in pharmacy robbery
EDGERTON A man who allegedly robbed an Edgerton pharmacy for painkillers Thursday night might also be responsible for a string of recent robberies at area drug stores, police said.
Authorities were called to the Edgerton Pharmacy and Boutique, 711 N. Main St., just after 6:45 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Edgerton Police Department.
A suspected robber walked into the drug store and showed the pharmacist a note demanding Oxycodone, authorities said. The man left the pharmacy on foot with an “undetermined amount” of the pain medication, according to police.
Lt. Bob Bolgrihn declined to specify the amount of drugs the man made off with. Bolgrihn also said the man did not indicate he was armed.
The man’s description matches that of a person suspected of robbing a number of pharmacies around southern Wisconsin recently, according to the news release.
Bolgrihn said the man is a “dead ringer” for whoever robbed Walgreens locations in Janesville. He also might have tried to steal drugs from a Beloit pharmacy the night before the robbery in Edgerton, Bolgrihn said.
Edgerton police are investigating the robberies with authorities in Janesville and Madison, Bolgrihn added.
Anyone with information is asked to call Edgerton police at 608-884-3321 or the Janesville Area CrimeStoppers at 608-756-3636.