MADISON (WKOW) -- The Madison Police Department says off-campus student housing south of Regent Street is a target for burglars this time of year.
Captain Joe Balles, from the South Police District, says there have been seven reports this week of break-ins. Burglars are stealing electronics such as iPhones, computers and PlayStations. He says this happens every year around this time when students move into the dorms and off-campus houses.
"These students are very vulnerable and easy targets," said Balles. "The items they have can be sold very quickly, in 24 or 48 hours later on the secondary re-sale market here in town."
Balles says the crimes happen in neighborhoods between Regent and Mills Street, and Regent and Randall Street. The crimes happen mostly at night.
Balles says it's important that students always lock their homes and cars. He says students should lock their homes even if they're inside. Students can register their electronics online. If electronics are stolen, Balles says they may be able to track them. Click here to register your electronics.
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