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Published July 06, 2012, 10:28 PM

2 Arrested in Connection to Rural Fosston, MN, Burglaries

FOSSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV)- A man and a woman are in jail in connection with two rural Fosston residential burglaries. The Polk County Sheriff's Department responded to two separate day-time break-in's this past Monday.

FOSSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV)- A man and a woman are in jail in connection with two rural Fosston residential burglaries.

The Polk County Sheriff's Department responded to two separate day-time break-in's this past Monday.

Two people are in custody but names are being withheld because they haven't been charged yet.

For the small town of 1,500, burglaries of this fashion are something they've never experienced before.

People in Fosston are starting to talk.

"There's a couple women that are driving in a silver-like smaller vehicle," said Fosston resident Sharon Trandem.

"I heard it was a black sedan that's been seen around one of the sites," said Fosston resident Jake Juve.

The past few days, it's been a mixed-up game of "telephone" in town.

"We've heard that there's a few robberies going on and that a carpenter recently lost some money and valuables," said Juve.

"If somebody is home they'll act like they're having some car trouble," said Trandem.

The police say two rural Fosston homes were burglarized this week. The victims say a woman approached the homes and made an excuse of why she was there. Residents say if no one was home, the suspects broke in.

"I don't like the idea, I hope they find who it is," said Fosston resident, Audrey Siverson.

"We have two people in custody at this time a male and a female in reference to this, no formal charges have been made yet," said Polk County Sheriff Michael Norland.

People here in town say they'll think twice about locking their cars and windows at night and they'll also keep an extra eye outside to make sure there aren't any suspicious vehicles.

"We've never had to lock our house before but recently we've been locking our doors and same with my car around town I lock it now, I never used to do things like that," said Juve.

"It is a small town and everybody knows everybody so when it is a stranger that comes to your door it really makes you wonder what are they really doing," said Trandem.

Sheriff Norland says although two people are in custody, people should still use caution.

"I just encourage the public to still lock their doors and make sure they protect their property and things," said Norland.

"It's really just disappointing to say the most because that's really what small communities are all about, family and being close to everybody," said Juve.

Although burglars may have tainted the town, people say they're still sticking together and watching out for each other.

People in Fosston say they don't think the burglars are anyone they know.

They'll have to wait until names are released. The investigation is ongoing.

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