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Burglars strike west side neighborhood 14 times in 1 week

Published On: Mar 13 2014 12:56:51 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 13 2014 05:05:09 PM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

Madison police are investigating 14 burglaries in the west district in the past week, mostly along the Raymond Road corridor.

Police said the burglars typically ring the doorbell or knock and if no one is home they return and force their way in. Stolen items include cash, jewelry and small electronics.

“Things people can do to make it look like they’re home if they’re not: leave a radio on, leave a television on, keep a light on a timer. That sort of thing can really go a long way toward preventing these. Probably the most important thing is for people to know their neighbors and just be aware of what’s going on in their neighborhood,” Madison Police Department West District Capt. Victor Wahl said.

Wahl said there are likely a few groups at work.

“I don't think it is one group that's doing all of them but we do think there are groups that are involved in multiple burglaries and selling the stolen items for cash,” Wahl said.

Officers plan to canvass the areas immediately near the homes that were broken in to.

Madison crime stories from the past 12 months - locations are approximate

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