Alarm scares away would-be burglar

Neighbors report seeing suspicious man
Alarm scares away would-be burglar

An alarm scared away someone who kicked in the backdoor of a home on Madison’s near west side Thursday afternoon.

Madison police said officers responded to an alarm in the 2100 block of Danbury Street at 2:43 p.m. and found the back door kicked in. Nothing was taken.

Neighbors told police a man had been seen knocking on doors and walking around backyards. Police said a man matching the description given by neighbors was stopped but there was not enough probable cause to arrest him.

The man was described as black, in his 30s to 40s, 6 feet tall with a medium complexion and thin moustache. He was wearing a puffy dark parka, black beanie, jeans and work boots.