CrimeTracker 15: Thieves Target Vending Machines

Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 --- 3:55 p.m.

Incident Report from the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type: Theft

Incident Date: 01/09/2012 - 12:00 PM

Address: 2734 E. Washington Ave. (outside Bottle Stop Liquors)

Details: The MPD has taken 7 separate reports of thefts from vending machines since the first of the year. In the most recent case, two positioned outside of Bottle Stop Liquors, 2734 E. Washington Ave., were broken into as cash was stolen. Damage to each was estimated at $1,500.

Two similar thefts were reported on the same night: in the 3300 block of E. Washington Ave. and in the 500 block of W. Doty St. On January 9th, a vending machine in the 3200 block of E. Washington Ave. was violated. Two others were targeted on January 2nd: one in the 1000 block of S. Whitney Way, the other in the 2500 block of S. Stoughton Rd.

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