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Authorities investigating a string of Freeborn County burglaries

Monday crimes may have been connected to a prominent funeral and an incident in Mason City.

Posted: May 9, 2018 10:07 AM
Updated: May 9, 2018 1:21 PM

ALBERT LEA, Minn. - An investigation is underway into a string of burglaries Monday in Freeborn County.

Authorities say it appears the timing of the burglaries could have been connected to the funeral of a well-known Albert Lea man.

The first report of a break-in was around 8:50 am. Someone apparently forced thier way through the side of a garage at 1720 Bay Oaks Drive and gold cufflinks were reported stolen.

A house at 319 Willamor Road was then reported burglarized at 1:19 pm, with a jewelry box being rifled through.

At 1:38 pm, there was a call about drawers being searched and jewelry taken at 18255 U.S. Highway 69.

Albert Lea Deputy Director of Police J.D. Carlson says there are indications the burglaries may have been timed to take place while memorial services were underway for Arnold Stadheim, founder of Stadheim Jewelers in downtown Albert Lea. His memorial began 11 am on Monday.

Law enforcement is also investigating a possible connection to an incident in Mason City, Iowa.

Anyone with information about this crimes is asked to call Albert Lea police at 507-377-5215.

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