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Platteville house break-in suspects sought

POSTED April 27, 2017 3:43 p.m.

Platteville police are looking for two suspects in connection with a break-in at a house at Camp Street and Kelly Street in Platteville April 18.

A neighbor reported the break-in at the house around 5:25 a.m. The home’s occupants were out of the country at the time.

Two police officers went to the house, where one of the two was seen trying to break through a window. The two people who are believed to have broken into the house escaped, police Lt. Bruce Buchholtz said.

Buchholtz said the neighbor “saw and heard stuff and rather than wait, he actually called; otherwise we wouldn’t have known anything until [the family] came home.”

Buchholtz said there were no missing items from the house that could be determined.

The two suspects are described as white males about 6 feet tall. One was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black shorts; the other was described as wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and pants.

Also that night, a small empty gun locker was taken from an unlocked truck parked on Kelly Street. The gun locker was found discarded in another house backyard, Buchholtz said.

Grant County deputies also are investigating two attempted break-ins just outside Platteville over the past month. The attempted break-ins took place on Nealmar Road west of the Platteville Golf & Country Club, one between March 31 and April 1 and the other early April 15. Nothing was taken in either attempted break-in, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call police, 348-2313, or the Sheriff’s Office, 723-2157.

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