Police are investigating a possible connection between several burglaries that occurred Friday night in Madison’s west side.

Madison Police Department spokesperson Joel DeSpain said a possible connection exists between an attempted robbery on Rae Lane and robberies on Lynndale Road and Piping Rock Road.

A Rae Lane resident called police just before 8 p.m. to report two people attempting to break into a neighbor’s home, according to a MPD report.

DeSpain said the neighbor heard a dog barking, so he went to his window. The neighbor said the burglars saw him from a window and then took off running.

According to the report, when police officers arrived for the call, they noticed someone had broken into a home on the 1700 block of Lynndale. The homeowner was not home at the time, so police were unable to determine if anything was stolen from the residence.

A victim also reported another burglary that evening around 10 p.m. on the 600 block of Piping Rock Road. The report said residents called the police after returning home to find jewelry missing.

DeSpain said in all three cases, the suspects had entered the homes by kicking in the garage doors. Officers believe the crimes could be related because of these similar entry methods, he said.

Police used dogs to track the suspects, but have not found anyone in connection with the burglaries yet. DeSpain said police have leads on the suspects, but are not able to release any new information.

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