UPDATE: "Quick Thinking" Employee Helps Police Arrest Suspect in Pharmacy Robberies

UPDATED Thursday, April 11, 2013 --- 11:05 a.m.

We're learning new information about the suspect in a string of pharmacy robberies.

DeForest Police arrested 35-year-old Tony Taylor earlier this week.

At a news conference this morning, police said a "quick thinking" employee at the DeForest Hometown Pharmacy helped them make the arrest.

Police say that the worker noticed the clothes the suspect was wearing were similar to the clothing in the suspect photos posted at drug stores. She also noticed he was wearing similar shoes with markings like those in the photos. Store workers called 911.

Taylor is a suspect in robberies across southern Wisconsin, the Chicago area and even crimes spanning into Nebraska.

The robberies add up to $87,000 worth of drugs stolen.

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UPDATED Wednesday, April 10, 2013 --- 4:00 p.m.

Madison police say they will no longer hold a news conference today in this case for "investigative reasons."

The conference has been rescheduled for Thursday morning at 10:30.

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Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2013 --- 11:20 a.m.

Information from the Madison Police Department:

There will be a joint news conference this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Law enforcement representatives will discuss the arrest of a primary suspect in recent Oxycontin/Oxycodone thefts or robberies. These crimes have taken place in multiple jurisdictions.

Mr. Tony D. Taylor, age 35, was arrested by the DeForest Police Department yesterday afternoon. Mr. Taylor lists a Delavan, WI address. He is currently in the Dane County Jail.


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