Intruder surprises resident during daytime burglary, police say

Intruder surprises resident during daytime burglary, police say
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An intruder surprised a downtown Madison resident while burglarizing the home Saturday afternoon, police said.

Madison police said a 24-year-old man was in his bedroom in his home in the 100 block of West Gilman Street at about 2 p.m. eating a sandwich and watching Netflix when he heard a noise from another room.

The man thought it was a roommate until his door opened and he saw a stranger. The intruder said, “I’m out of here,” when he realized there was someone home.

A 22-year-old woman living in the home had her laptop, purse, backpack and other items stolen, according to the report. The officer found a screen on the ground that had been removed from a first-floor window. The door to the home was locked, but police believe the intruder got inside through an unsecured window.

Police are reviewing area surveillance video.

The burglar was described as black, between 35 and 40 years old and was wearing a blue Milwaukee Brewers hat and a yellow short-sleeved shirt.