They report that on Thursday, December 5, at 6:55 AM, they investigated two burglaries that occurred at businesses in Hospers.
Upon further investigation deputies discovered the incidents occurred sometime during the overnight hours of Wednesday, December 4 or into the early morning of December 5.
The perpetrator or perpetrators forced open locked entry doors with a pry bar at Neal Chase Lumber at 101 Locust Street and Farmer’s Coop at 105 Main Street, both in Hospers.
Once inside the businesses, file cabinets, desks and safes were broken into and cash and gift cards were taken.
Similar incidents are being investigated in Matlock and Lyon County.
If you have information on these crimes you are asked to contact the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. If you wish to remain anonymous you may use the Text-a-Tip program. Directions can be found at siouxcountysheriff.com.