Arrest Made in String of Armed Robberies
The Janesville Police Department responded to four separate armed robberies at local convenience stores this morning, all occurring within approximately 50 minutes of each other.
At 5:26 a.m. officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Kwik Trip, 254 E. Memorial. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’02” tall wearing a blue pullover sweatshirt, and his face covered. The suspect displayed an handgun, and demanded money, and cigarettes.
Subsequent robberies then occurred with the same suspect, each time demanding money and cigarettes from each location. Those businesses include Lions QuickMart at 2615 Milton Avenue (5:51 a.m.), Exxon at 3420 Milton Avenue(6:10 a.m.), and Walgreens at 1717 Milton Avenue(6:18 a.m.). Fortunately, nobody was injured during these robberies.
Detective Kyle Austin positioned himself in a residential area south of the last robbery, and was able to observe a vehicle park in the 500 block of Harding St. The occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody, and the vehicle was seized and later searched.
The vehicle search yielded evidence that link the suspect to the robberies committed this morning. Several pieces of clothing, cash, cigarettes, and a handgun were located in the seized vehicle.
Multiple charges of Armed Robbery will be pending for the following individual:
Wilson, Devonti M.
Age 36 years old, Male
Multiple charges of Party to the Crime of Armed Robbery will be pending for the following individual:
Blakley, Leonora S.
Age 29, Female
Our agency is currently investigating whether either of these subjects were involved in the robbery that occurred on 09-08-20 at approximately 2:30 a.m. at Lions QuickMart, 2615 Milton Avenue.
As this is an active investigation we are requesting anyone with information about these crimes call the Janesville Police Department at 608-757-2244
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