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From Madison.com: Two teens who are part of a crew known for stealing cars in the Madison area were injured early Sunday morning (12-16-18) when the stolen Jeep they were in crashed into a tree.
The crash happened at about 5 a.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of Coolidge St., Madison police said. Other teens were in the Jeep as well, but they ran from the scene before police arrived. These two teens were injured in a crash a month ago on Dunns Marsh Terrace, when the stolen SUV they were in hit a house under construction.
Police are looking for three teens in an SUV they stole ran a red light while speeding and crashed into a vehicle at the corner of S. Gammon Rd. and Mineral Point Rd. on September 25.
MPD is investigating a series of armed robberies, carjackings and a home invasion that occurred in our City between November 20th and December 15th.
There are 14 cases being evaluated based on their similarities. … In general, we have identified a pattern involving a group of young African American males who are armed and masked when they approach drivers, pedestrians and/or gas station employees.
Suspects have approached drivers in parking lots of daycares and apartment complexes. We are investigating four cases where suspects called for and then robbed cab drivers; and in one case stole the cab from the scene.
On December 6, three gas stations experienced armed robberies within one-hour. Finally, on December 15, an armed home invasion occurred in the South District with similar characteristics to other cases. Suspects in these incidents are armed and demand cash and valuables from the victims. Most concerning, is that in multiple cases, victims have been battered by the suspect(s). …
While it is not all-together foreign for robberies to increase at this time of the year, the fact that guns and physical assaults are prominent means that there is an increased sense of urgency to make arrests and for us to hold people accountable for these crimes. Anyone having tips or leads that may prove helpful are always encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers at: https://www.p3tips.com/index.htm. Your anonymity is protected and the information you provide may be eligible for a cash reward.