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21-year-old man arrested for string of thefts at UW-Madison

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The UW-Madison Police Department has made an arrest connected to a string of theft cases on campus.

UWPD has taken reports on more than a dozen theft cases at the Camp Randal Sports Center since the start of the fall semester. In many cases, suspects gained access to the building by asking a random student entering to “sponsor” them, in order to get in. Once inside, the suspects would steal items like cash, cell phones, laptops, and other valuables.

On Tuesday, December 4, UWPD officers located and arrested 21-year-old Madison man Samuel Spencer. Spencer was charged with theft, receiving stolen property, operating after revocation, tampering with security devices, and possession of marijuana.

It’s believed Spencer, who has no UW-Madison affiliation, is a known suspect in other theft cases in the City of Madison and across Dane County.

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