Looters target stores across Madison, not just downtown

Published: May. 31, 2020 at 1:48 AM CDT
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The destruction that plagued downtown Madison following Saturday's peaceful protest near the state capitol didn't stay contained to the Isthmus.

Madison police officers were called to multiple businesses and shopping centers across the city, including East Towne and West Towne Malls. At the latter one, a security guard told NBC15 News that Finish Line was the only store affected.

Elsewhere, police responded to the Walmart on Watts Road, Best Buy, Pawn America, and the Preplayed on Mineral Point Road, among other retailers. Emergency crews were also called to a reported arson at Verlo Mattress.

Looters also targeted one jewelry store, Gruno's, while its owner was away, helping the owner of Goodman's Jewelry store clean up after his store

during the height of the evening's violence.

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