MPD: Heroin addiction led man to rob banks

K9 leads police to evidence in bank robbery cases

Published On: Feb 28 2014 09:38:43 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 28 2014 12:23:13 PM CST
Chad Legner
MADISON, Wis. -

A man arrested on suspicion of two Madison bank robberies was motivated by a heroin addiction, according to a release from Madison police.

Chad A. Legner, 40, of Reedsburg, was arrested on Sauk County on a probation hold the afternoon after the Feb. 21 robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank on East Towne Boulevard. Police said a K9 led officers to evidence that helped identify Legner.

Police said Legner is also connected to the Feb. 3 robbery of a US Bank branch also on East Towne Boulevard.

The lead detective said Legner is likely to face charges for other crimes in the area.

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