Police: Man driving car stolen from Madison suspected in string of robberies, thefts

A man found driving a car stolen from Madison is suspected in a string of robberies and thefts over eight days in the Madison area, police said.

Police said Tuesday afternoon that 45-year-old Rodney A. Keys was arrested recently in Minnesota following a foot chase with St. Paul police officers. Keys is accused of driving a car stolen from a Madison home on Kottke Drive April 3.

Police said Keys is also suspected of a series of crimes from April 3-11, including:

April 5: Subway restaurant robbery, 1814 W. Beltline Hwy.

April 6: Open Pantry robbery, 1412 Pflaum Road

April 6: Banzo Shuk restaurant robbery, 1151 Williamson St.

April 10: Subway theft, 4416 Pflaum Road

April 11: Associated Bank robbery, 4407 Cottage Grove Road

Keys is being held in Minnesota on a Dane County warrant for armed robbery and felony bail jumping.

Police said the man robbing Associated Bank passed a note claiming to have a gun.

According to the police report, Keys is homeless.

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