AUSTIN EDITION Safe is stolen from church
Someone broke into St. John's Lutheran Church on Tuesday, and a safe was stolen from the rectory.
Staff at the church at 65033 220th St., Austin, reported the burglary.
The break-in happened sometime between Sunday night and Tuesday, according to reports.
Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi said a burglar went in through the front entry of the building and broke the glass in a locked door.
A 20- by 26-inch gray safe with a combination lock was taken from the rectory. The safe contained records and old church books, according to church personnel.
Money from a Sunday school collection that was sitting out in another room in the basement was not taken.
Damage was estimated at $1,400.