Madison
49° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Burglars try to enter through garage door

Published On: Sep 30 2013 12:00:44 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 30 2013 01:46:41 PM CDT

Channel3000.com file photo

MADISON, Wis. -

Three males were spotted trying to break into a house through the garage door in a west side Madison neighborhood, according to Madison police.

A husband and wife told police they were in the living room of their home in the 4800 block of Holiday Drive Friday night when they heard three to four loud bangs that shook the house. The husband spotted three people running from the scene, with one of them lagging behind.

The man asked the teen what he was doing and said he was not with the other two, but continued running. The teen was described as black, 15-17 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall with a heavy build. He was wearing a light-colored T-shirt.

A police K-9 tracked the teens to the Madison Metro West Transfer Point, but they were not located.

Police said the attempted burglary is similar to a break-in in the 5200 block of South Hill Drive Thursday afternoon and another on Wednesday morning in the 5100 block of Juneau Road. In both cases, garage doors were kicked in and the burglars entered the homes through the garage.

The burglars took money, jewelry and liquor.

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

Advertisement
  • Isreali President Shimon Peres

    Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

    Notable deaths of 2016

    Here's a look at some of the celebrities we've lost so far in 2016.

  • PHOTOS: Madison store helps collect hundreds of Teddy bears for police

    MADISON, Wis.--A west Madison store is part of an effort to collect hundreds of stuffed animals to donate to six police departments in Southern Wisconsin.

    Todd Merryfield, owner of The Learning Shop at 714 S. Gammon Road, said the store is collecting the bears for officers who use them to help comfort children with whom police come in contact.

    "This is a great way to support what (police) do," Merryfield said. "Those are the kids that need something like this to reassure them, calm them down, and let them know that things are all right."

    Nearly 500 plush animals were donated Tuesday, a Learning Shop spokeswoman said. The Madison store's effort is part of a larger initiative through the Bears for Humanity organization. 

    Photos by Doug Wahl

  • Passport

    RandyHarris/iStock

    Mistakes people make when moving abroad

    Moving abroad? Realtor.com has put together a list of six mistakes people make when they're moving abroad. Click through, so you don't make the same mistakes during your move.

Advertisement