Restaurant manager catches intruder stealing liquor, police say

MADISON, Wis. - A man who was burglarizing a downtown Madison Mediterranean restaurant early Wednesday was caught in the act, police said. 

Madison police said the manager of Kabul Restaurant at 540 State St. arrived at work early at 7:08 a.m. and surprised an intruder who was in the process of stealing liquor.

Police said the man left on foot, but the manager followed him at a safe distance while communicating with police.

Officers were able to take Calvin D. Noblin, 46, into custody in the Buckeye Lot at 214 W. Gorham St.

Noblin claimed to have just arrived in Madison via Milwaukee. In his pockets were items that appeared to have been stolen, including a debit card, police said.

Noblin was arrested on suspicion of burglary. 

According to the report, Noblin is homeless. 


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