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Police: Burglars make off with laptops through unlocked door

Published On: Mar 12 2014 11:10:06 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 13 2014 04:39:42 PM CDT


Police said laptops were among items taken during a daytime burglary in Madison Tuesday afternoon.

The Madison Police Department said witnesses reported seeing two suspicious men in the St. James Court area at about 2:45 p.m. The men appeared to be looking for unlocked doors.

Police said three St. James Court apartment residents -- two 23-year-olds and a 22-year-old -- found computers and other items were stolen. Police said it appeared the thieves entered through a sliding glass door and there were no signs of forced entry.

One of the suspicious men was described as black, at least 6 feet tall, with a light complexion, according to the report. He was wearing camouflage pants and a dark hooded sweatshirt.

The other man was described as black, shorter than the other suspected burglar, and wore a Chicago White Sox jacket, police said.

Police attempted to track the burglars using a police K-9, but no suspects were found.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

Police also advised University of Wisconsin-Madison students who are preparing to leave town for spring break take steps to prevent burglary including locking doors to their residences, vehicles and garages.

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