The Steele County Sheriff's Office responded to an armed home-invasion southwest of Owatonna in Berlin Township late in the evening of Sunday, September 23. The news release indicates that two armed men broke into a home and threatened the residents with a gun. The assailants left with money and jewelry. The Steele County Sheriff responded at about 11:37 pm.

The sheriff's office indicates that this is the second home invasion robbery in Steele County since mid-August. No one was hurt in either incident. Sunday's invasion robbery occurred near the 5800 block of 128th St SW in Berlin Township, southwest of Owatonna and northwest of Ellendale.

Both of these incidents are under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Steele County Tip Line at 866-878-7964. Officials urge residents to take precautions at their property. People should lock their doors and watch for suspicious activity or unusual vehicles in the area.



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