Burglar stole two handguns from East Side home, Madison police say

March 7, 2019

A burglar stole two handguns from an East Side residence Tuesday night, with the homeowner not realizing he had been robbed until he found a window open in a bedroom.

The burglary happened at about 9 p.m. in the 3200 block of Milwaukee Street, Madison police said.

The 79-year-old man living there told police that’s when the burglary most likely happened because he heard a loud noise while watching TV.

“He didn’t realize someone actually got into his house until he found the bedroom window open a couple of hours later,” said police spokesman Joel DeSpain.

A responding officer said the burglar cut the screen on the bedroom window to gain access.

The only items stolen were the two handguns.

No description of the suspect was given.