Madison police said they've seen a rise in burglaries on the city's south side recently -- up 50 percent from 2011.
The Vilas, Greenbush and Regent Street neighborhoods have been especially affected. Homes and vehicles on more than two dozen streets have been targeted, which police said may be attributed to the warm weather.
Some officers said neighbors make these burglaries very easy.
"We are extremely surprised by a number of incidents where windows and doors are not secure, and that allowed for entry by the suspect," said Madison Police Officer Howard Payne.
Police aren't getting too specific about the crimes. They said they may be close to a suspect.
They are asking residents to report any suspicious activities to Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.