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Suspect in numerous Madison crimes arrested in Illinois

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A man suspected of committing up to 30 armed robberies and other crimes in Madison has been arrested in Illinois. 

Interim Police Chief Randy Gaber said his officers have a lot of investigative work to do, and they're looking for other suspects who might have been involved. 

Most of the incidents took place in two neighborhoods close to Madison's downtown and the UW campus. 

Wallets, I-Phones, and small electronics were among the items stolen. 

The latest robbery happened on Wednesday in a man's home just off the downtown area. A UW student told WISC-TV that the victim was in his house, left the door unlocked, and followed the man to his bathroom where the robber said "Give me your phone and your wallet." 

None of the incidents took place on UW property, but campus Police Chief Susan Riseling is still encouraging students to be vigilant and pay attention to their surroundings.

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