Public help sought in Reinbeck and Dike burglary investigation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help with information regarding a string of burglaries that occurred in Dike and Reinbeck in the early morning of Jan. 5.

According to a press release, the sheriff’s office was first called to a burglary in progress at a residence in Dike. When the deputy arrived to investigate, the back door was found kicked in and evidence showed someone had entered the home.

While deputies were investigating the residential burglary they discovered another burglary at Fidelity Bank & Trust on Main Street in Dike. No money was found to be stolen during the bank break in.

That same morning deputies were also called to three other locations in Dike that had experienced burglaries or attempted break-ins.

A City of Dike shop was broken into and a maintenance truck stolen that was later abandoned and recovered.

On the north end of town, Dike manufacturer Delta McKenzie Targets reported a burglary and across the road on 160th Street an attempt was made to break into an outdoor ATM at Peoples Savings Bank.

In Reinbeck, another burglary was reported Wednesday morning at the Reinbeck Memorial Building. Law enforcement officials said they believe the burglary incidents in Dike and the one in Reinbeck are related.

The only items taken during these crimes was some petty cash and liquor from the Reinbeck Memorial Building.

Investigation into the incidents is ongoing and as of Thursday afternoon no arrests had been made.

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office seeks the assistance of the public in locating video footage from the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 5 at approximately 4:30-6:30 a.m., in the areas where these crimes took place. If you have any information or video footage please call the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office at 319-824-6933.

Assisting the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation are the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Iowa State Patrol.