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Suspected thieves in Fitchburg fire gun from getaway car

FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- Fitchburg police are looking for the people who are accused of stealing from cars in the parking lot of appliance company, Sub Zero.

According to a news release, officers were called to the Basswood Dr. location around 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Sub Zero employees told them they saw three men going through the parking lot looking into cars.

The suspected thieves set off a car alarm in the parking lot, then ran back to their car to get away.

A Sub Zero employee followed the thieves for a bit in his own car, but stopped when a gunshot was fired from the suspects' car.

No one was hurt, and nothing was damaged. A shell casing was found.

The suspect vehicle is described as an older, dark colored Chevy Lumina or Toyota Camry.

If you have any information on what happened at Sub Zero Thursday evening or what transpired shortly after, Fitchburg police would like you to do the following:

  • Contact the Fitchburg Police Department at (608) 270-4300
  • Contact the Fitchburg Police Department’s Anonymous Tipster Line at (608) 270-4321
  • Send a text to 847411 with the Keyword “Fitchburg”
  • Contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608)266-6014 www.madisonareacrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward..

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