Madelia Police are warning that they have received several emails and teletypes from neighboring law enforcement agencies regarding burglaries of businesses in the early morning hours in the last couple of days.

The social media post asks people to help keep an eye on the community; for example, those that work overnights and see an unusual vehicle or person at a business are asked to call it in. The department is asking the same of anyone that happens to wake in the middle of the night to use the restroom or grab a glass of water and sees a strange person or vehicle in the neighborhood.

Officials add that it’s better to be safe than sorry and the best defense as a community to prevent crime is being alert, watching out for each other, and reporting anything that is out of the normal routine.