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UPDATE: Oxycodone robbery suspect arrested is from Delavan

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Shelly Birkelo
April 10, 2013

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, a man handed a note to a pharmacy employee demanding oxycodone.

And in each case, the manís description also matched that of a person who robbed a number of pharmacies around southern Wisconsin, according to the articles.

The man 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.



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