West Tisbury police are investigating a break-in and theft that took place at Alley’s General Store sometime Monday evening or Tuesday morning.

Police chief Dan Rossi said a little more than $800 in cash was stolen sometime after 6 p.m. Monday when the store closed.

Officers received a call at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday reporting the break in and missing cash, Chief Rossi said. He said nothing else was taken from the store. The alarm at the general store was not activated, the chief said, and a window on the west side of the building had been left unlocked.

Mr. Rossi said the thief took the screen down and went through the open window.

He said it serves as a reminder to the community to take precautions. “If you create an opportunity like an open door, unlocked door, open window or a deactivated alarm, unfortunately people will take it,” the chief said.

In September, thefts were reported at two other up-Island businesses, Little Leona’s Pets and Fiddlehead Farm. Mr. Rossi said police do not believe the theft at Alley’s is connected. He said the department is still investigating the thefts from September.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Tisbury police department at 508-693-0020, wtpd@wt-pd.com or send a message to the department on their Facebook page.