Man wakes to find burglar in home, police say

Madison police vehicle

A downtown resident awoke to the noise of an intruder early Saturday, police said.

Madison police said officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 4:55 a.m. in the 400 block of West Mifflin Street. The caller was awakened by the sound of footsteps inside the residence. After determining that the noise was not being caused by any of his roommates, he called police.

The burglar fled on foot southbound toward West Washington Avenue, according to the report. The town of Madison police K-9 assisted with a track of the suspect, but the suspect was not found Saturday morning.

Police said it appeared the burglar entered the residence through an unlocked door. There wasn’t any sign of forced entry.

The burglar was described as black, between 18-20 years old with dark skin. He was wearing a dark colored shirt and was carrying a backpack.

A wallet and electronics were stolen from the home, police said.