Madison police urge people on east side to park indoors as car thefts increase

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MADISON, Wis. — Madison police warned residents of a rise in vehicle thefts on the city’s east side Tuesday.

Officials said there was an increase in thefts in the area of N. Thompson Drive and Highway 30 over the last three weeks. Most break-ins occurred early in the morning and in some cases the suspects damaged vehicles in order to steal them.

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Police said that Hyundais and Kias were specifically being targeted, and officers will continue to watch the area to see if the trend continues.

Residents are encouraged to park vehicles inside when possible or use a theft-deterrent device.