A 57-year-old Evansville man suspected of two area pharmacy robberies may have been trying to consume pain medication he stole during a struggle with police, according to a search warrant filed in Dane County Court this week.

57-year-old Paul Engel allegedly walked into the Mount Horeb Health Mart February 24th wearing a surgical mask and sunglasses. He demanded oxycodone and morphine from one of the owners, and then tried to make a getaway on his bicycle.

Police grabbed him and as the warrant says...Engel tried to swallow some of the pills during the fight. Engel is also accused of a similar robbery in Evansville.