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Unlocked doors lead to stolen vehicle, handgun on Near West Side, Madison police say
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Unlocked doors lead to stolen vehicle, handgun on Near West Side, Madison police say

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Unlocked doors led to a stolen vehicle and a stolen handgun overnight Thursday into Friday on the Near West Side, Madison police reported.

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The thefts happened shortly after midnight on South Randall Avenue, police spokeswoman Julie Laundrie said in a report.

At least two different unlocked vehicles were entered, a handgun was taken from the center console of one vehicle, and a second vehicle was stolen, as a spare key is believed to have been left in the console, Laundrie said.


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