Madison police make arrest in armed robberies near UW-Madison campus

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police have arrested a man in connection with a pair of armed robberies near the UW-Madison campus.

The robberies, which happened last Friday evening, prompted university officials to send out an alert asking the public to avoid the area. The suspect has since been identified as a 42-year-old man.

During the first robbery at the McDonald’s in the 1100 block of Regent Street, the man reportedly showed a gun and demanded employees give him money from the register. During the second incident, which happened later that night at the Walgreens on East Campus Mall, the man showed a gun in the waistband of his pants and demanded the clerk “give him all the money.”

Police said the man left both stores before officers arrived. No one was injured in either incident.

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The suspect will likely be charged with two counts of armed robbery and felony bail jumping, police said.

News 3 Now is not naming the suspect at this time as part of a policy not to name suspects until they have been formally charged in court. He is currently being held in the Dane County Jail.