Barking dog alerts homeowner to burglary, police say

Barking dog alerts homeowner to burglary, police say
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A Madison man was alerted to a burglary inside his home thanks to his barking dog, police said.

The barking woke the man up around 4:20 a.m. Friday. He went to let his dog out and realized someone had just broken into his home, according to a release by the Madison Police Department.

The man lives on Burke Avenue, which is on Madison’s far east side. He told police he spotted a couple of people running up the street towards Highway 30. The man traced their path and found his wife’s purse.

Cash and a car key were missing from inside, police said.

The man told police the burglars likely got in through an unlocked kitchen window.

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