USDA Out $12,000 From Rochester Catalytic Converter Theft
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- Rochester police are investigating the reported theft of four catalytic converters.
Police Captain Casey Moilanen said officers were dispatched to a strip mall in the 3,000 block of 9th St. Northwest Monday morning. He said three of the converters were taken off of trucks belonging to the USDA and a fourth was stolen off a vehicle belonging to medical supplier Freedom Medical.
The thefts from the USDA vehicles are believed to have occurred between Friday and Monday while the theft from Freedom Medical reportedly happened sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning.
Moilanen said the estimated replacement cost for the USDA vehicles is $12,000. He said investigators are awaiting an estimate for the Freedom Medical theft.