Dane County Sheriff's Office squad car
Dane County Sheriff's Office

A burglar stole a car early Thursday morning from a home in Black Earth, getting into the house through an unlocked garage.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office said the burglary happened sometime between 10:30 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Blue Mounds Street.

The homeowners were sleeping.

"Someone entered their home while they were sleeping," said spokeswoman Elise Schaffer. "The burglar took items from inside the home and then left in the victims' Chevrolet."

The stolen car was discovered in the Wisconsin Dells area, but the suspect wasn't found.

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Bill Novak is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.