Police: Tip from FOX59 viewer led to arrest of man after string of robberies in Madison County

Timothy Wright

Timothy Wright

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. – Police arrested a man linked to a string of early Tuesday morning robberies in Madison County.

The man, identified as Timothy Wright, 49, is accused of trying to rob four locations in the Anderson and Chesterfield area. His targets included a CVS and three hotels.

Chesterfield police said someone saw the story on FOX59, recognized Wright and gave them his address. He was arrested in Muncie after a brief chase; police said he admitted to the one-hour crime spree.

Wright had been released from prison two weeks ago and was on parole for a separate robbery.

During the CVS robbery attempt, he said he was armed and there to rob the store, police said. He left after employees refused to give him anything. He was able to steal some cash from at least one of the businesses, police. Witnesses gave the same description in each case.

The incidents happened between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Surveillance cameras captured images of Wright at the Chesterfield Travel Inn, leading to the tip that prompted his arrest.