Two gas stations on Madison’s East Side were hit by a burglar just minutes apart early Tuesday morning, with police believing the crimes were committed by the same suspect.
Both incidents involved BP gas stations, one on Atwood Avenue the other on Commercial Avenue.
At 4:48 a.m., someone tried to break into the BP station at 2801 Atwood Ave. by using the smash and grab method, but the burglar was not successful getting into the store.
At 5:04 a.m., police were dispatched to the second BP station at 4102 Commercial Ave., where someone did break a glass front door.
“It is still being determined what items were stolen,” said police spokesman Joel DeSpain. “Detectives believe these cases are likely connected.”
Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 266-6014.
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