Burglar removes plywood from broken glass door, robs pet food store, police say

Burglar removes plywood from broken glass door, robs pet food store, police say
Dane County Sheriff's Office
Darryl Howard

One of the two men who were inside a pet food store after the front door glass was shattered Monday morning was arrested, police said.

Police responded around 1:30 a.m. to Mounds Pet Food Warehouse at 2110 S. Stoughton Road, where they found an alarm going off and the front door glass shattered, according to a release.

The culprits fled before making entry, and a manager used plywood to cover the damaged door, officials said.

Two hours later, the manager contacted police because someone had removed the plywood, according to the release.

Police responded with two K-9 units and saw two men running from the store, officials said. One of the men, 28-year-old Darryl R. Howard, of Madison, was chased down and arrested. The other man got away.

Officers found a box containing stolen Mounds money bags with cash in them, a crowbar and a screwdriver, according to the release.

Howard was arrested on tentative charges of burglary and resisting.

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