Police: Burglar uses rock to bust liquor store glass, steals cash, alcohol

Police: Burglar uses rock to bust liquor store glass, steals cash, alcohol

A burglar used a rock to break into a downtown Madison liquor store early Wednesday, according to a news release.

Madison police said officers responded to a report at 4:48 a.m. of an intrusion alarm at Riley’s Wines of the World on West Gorham Street.

Officers noticed the glass on the door had been shattered and there were vast amounts of glass on the ground, according to the report. A K-9 was sent into the building, but didn’t find anyone inside.

Police reviewed video surveillance and saw the burglar attempting to force the door open by using his shoulder and feet. When that didn’t work, he broke the glass with a large rock. He then went to the cash register and took an undisclosed amount of cash. It appeared he made off with about seven bottles of alcohol worth an estimated $87, according to the report.

Police described the burglar as black with a light skin tone, between 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall with an average build. He was wearing a sweatshirt that had some indistinguishable writing on the front and back and blue jeans. He also may have been wearing Adidas shoes with distinctive stripes on the side.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Madison Police Department.