MADISON (WKOW) — Police are searching for a suspect who stole electronics from a UW-Madison fraternity house last month.
On Thursday, law enforcement released surveillance footage of the suspect walking around the Alpha Epsilon Pi building. Later, more cameras caught him walking across Langdon Street with the loot, including a television.
The victim of the theft, UW-Madison sophomore Max Brodsky, told 27 News he was in another room of the fraternity house during the break-in. He didn’t realize his things were missing until someone else told him.
“I didn’t know what to do,” he said. “I was panicking to the point where I wanted to call the police but I was freaking out too much to do it. Someone else called the police for me.”
The suspect was able to break the A/C panel lined up on the window, as well as their system of keeping the window from being opened. Once inside, he grabbed and made off with Brodsky’s television, Xbox, controllers, headset, and Roku remote.
“I was actually devastated,” said Brodsky. “My heart was beating faster than it ever has.”
Brodsky said he’s provided police with the serial numbers for his equipment in the hopes that police can locate the devices and the suspect.
“Obviously I care more about my safety, my roommate’s safety, and everyone else in the house, but I’d love to get it back,” he said.
Police warned him that people who have air conditioning units on the first floor usually get broken into, so he said he hopes people keep their A/C unit stable and bolted to the wall.
If you have any information about the crime, call Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014