The Winona County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate a weekend burglary at an Elba tavern that netted thieves over $3,000.
Sheriff Dave Brand said Jim Mauer reported the breakin at Mauer Brothers Tavern Saturday morning. Brand said when Mauer arrived for work he discovered a lockbox containing $2500 in cash was missing. Also missing was a second box that contained $500 in gun raffle proceeds, and 150 dollars in cash that had been in a bucket that had been collected in tips.
Brand said there was no sign of a forced entry to the building. The burglary was reported at 7:42 a.m. Saturday. If you have any information that can help authorities find the burglar call Winona Area Crime Stoppers at 457-6530 where you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.