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UPDATE: Man arrested in 1 of 3 separate robberies within hours Tuesday

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Madison police say they have arrested a suspect in one of three seemingly unrelated robberies Tuesday.

Police say surveillance video from multiple downtown sources helped investigators identify the suspect in the robbery at the Associated Bank at 640 University Avenue as 56-year-old Rod E. Hunt.

He was located in the 1000 block of Williamson Street Wednesday afternoon and arrested without incident.

Hunt was arrested for armed robbery and second degree reckless endangerment.


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Madison Police Department is investigating three robberies Tuesday that seem to be unrelated.

The first happened at the Associated Bank at 640 University Avenue around 4:30 p.m. The suspect went up to a customer at the bank with a weapon, then took the customer to a teller. Police say the suspect then directed his attention to the teller, pointing the gun and demanding the teller fill a bag with money.

The suspect ran away east on University Avenue with the money. He's described as an African-American male, about 40 years old, 5'5" to 5'7" with a thin to medium build.

A second armed robbery happened a few hours later, just before 11:00 p.m. at the Mobil Capitol Petro Mart in the 4600 block of Verona Road. Police say the suspect was carrying a large tote bag and a black handgun. He took money from the clerk and left the store heading east. No one was hurt.

That suspect was only described as an African-American man in dark clothing.

Just a few minutes later, police say the Subway on South Park Street was robbed. Two suspects forced the manager to access the safe just as the manager was locking up the store. One suspect took money while the other used duct tape around the manager's hands and feet. 

Those suspects were described as African-American men, wearing a black coat and a black hoodie. 

Madison police tell 27 News at this point, the three robberies from Tuesday are likely unrelated, but they are still investigating. 

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