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WINDOM – Authorities in four cities are keeping an eye out for a suspect who reportedly entered medical facilities for nefarious purposes. According to area law enforcement, there were four reported incidents of an individual entering offices and in some cases, stealing employee wallets. The suspect is a black male in his late 20s.
The suspect was seen going into offices at the Windom Hospital, and when confronted by staff, said he was looking for the X-ray department. He left after stating he needed to look for some papers. It is believed he stole money from a purse.
The same suspect was seen in the hospital in Sheldon, Iowa, wandering around the hospital. No thefts were reported.
In Orange City, Iowa, the same male was spotted at the hospital and the hospital college campus, and reportedly stole wallets from both locations. He was confronted by a doctor and once again said he was looking for radiology.
Lastly, he was seen wandering the halls of the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, Iowa. No thefts were reported at that location.
According to Windom Sgt. Kevin Patterson, the investigation is still active. They don’t believe the suspect is a local person, but Patterson said he could be from anywhere up and down the Highway 60 corridor or from the Twin Cities.
Anyone with information is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency.