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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Beltline burglars tailgate, steal car

A 32-year-old woman had the scare of her life when she was carjacked in what Madison Police Department called a “bigger city crime” in an incident report.

The episode occurred just off the West Beltline Highway near South Park Street. Officials say the Mount Horeb woman was venturing west, at which time an SUV began to tailgate her. The vehicle eventually rear-ended her, at which point she pulled aside to an exit.

“Three men got out [of the SUV] with one yelling at the woman, telling her to take a look at the damage to the front bumper,” MPD Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain wrote in the report.

The woman then retrieved her cell phone from her vehicle to contact the police. But before reaching the driver’s seat, one of the presumed fugitives pushed by her to take the driver’s seat. The individual drove off, while the other two suspects returned to the SUV and drove off as well.

The victim located a nearby restaurant to call police and detail the “bump-and-run carjacking.”

Shortly after an attempt to pinpoint the individuals involved and the stolen vehicle, Milwaukee Police stated the SUV was recently used in an armed robbery at a Walgreens.

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