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Smash and grab burglary on Southwest Side, Madison police say

September 28, 2018

A burglar used a large rock to smash a glass patio door early Thursday morning to gain access to a Southwest Side home, taking items from the home before fleeing.

The burglary happened at about 1:30 a.m. on Brindley Circle, Madison police said.

“The homeowner discovered a briefcase, wallet and purse missing from the home following the break-in,” said police spokesman Joel DeSpain.

Shortly after officers responded to the scene, the victim’s credit cards were already being used by the burglar.

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