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Jackson Police issue warning after footprints indicate would-be burglars were prowling neighborhoods

JACKSON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Jackson Police Department is issuing a warning to residents after suspects were checking vehicles overnight.

According to police, footprints in the snow indicate that supposedly two individuals were checking vehicles in the area of Ash, Pine, and Juniper.

Police say that the suspects were attempting to find unlocked vehicles from which to steal money or valuables.

Police say they are unaware of any successful entries and want to thank residents for locking their cars and trucks.

Jackson Police is looking for anyone who has camera footage or video doorbells that might show the suspects or their vehicle.

Police posted the following statement on Facebook, "This isn't a new phenomenon, and it's not unique to these streets or this community. These cases come in waves, it seems, as some punks get the bright idea to make some quick money. We recently arrested a young Jackson man for doing this, but the problem doesn't disappear. Keep those doors locked and outside lights on."

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