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Two Valley City business burglaries may be linked

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Police here are looking for witnesses to a pair of business break-ins that occurred early Friday.

Investigators believe a burglar or burglars entered Dietrich & Sons Bus Barn at 815 14th St. S.W. and Truck & Auto Salvage, a nearby business, sometime between 1 and 7 a.m., Valley City police said in a news release.

Employees of the businesses discovered the break-ins and reported them to police, who suspect the crimes are connected, police said.

A floor safe at Truck & Auto Salvage was broken into and an undetermined amount of currency was stolen. At Dietrich & Sons, police found a television and hand tools stacked near an exit but were left behind for an unknown reason, police said.

Investigators speculate that a shift change at a nearby business interrupted the theft. Anyone who may have witnessed the break-ins or has information about them can call the Valley City Police Department at (701) 845-3110.