Businesses in Winneshiek County are being alerted by authorities, after a break-in incident was caught on surveillance video.


At about 4am Sunday (Dec. 31), the Bluffton Store was burglarized. At least two people were involved with the crime, and according to officials, the suspects appeared to be very familiar with the store.

The Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office notes that, due to the unique circumstances of this burglary, authorities believe it is likely these same suspects may attempt to burglarize other businesses in the near future.

The sheriff wants the public to be aware of the incident, and to call authorities if there is any suspicious activity, or anything out of the ordinary.

The incident remains under investigation.