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Resident scares off would-be burglar

Published On: Oct 02 2013 11:44:45 AM CDT

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MADISON, Wis, -

A would-be burglar was scared off when a downtown resident woke early Wednesday morning to the sound of a window being opened, according to Madison police.

The 21-year-old man living in the residence in the 500 block of West Mifflin Street turned on the lights and scared off the burglar. The victim said he saw a man wearing a backpack walking away from the home.

An unlocked window in the home had been opened.

The burglar is described as wearing all-black clothing and a black hat that might have gold coloring on the edge. He was carrying a light-colored backpack.

Police questioned a man about the burglary but did not have enough probable cause to make an arrest.

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

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