The Owatonna Police Department is asking for the public's health in finding a suspected silver thief from this weekend. Viracon was victim to the theft to the tune of around $18,000.

According to the press release issued by the OPD:

On June 2, 2021, at approximately 3:30 AM, a male suspect, wearing blue jeans, a Carhartt style jacket, blue face mask, blue t-shirt, black sunglasses and a black beanie style hat, entered a Viracon building and stole approximately 40 pounds of scrap silver.  The value of the silver was estimated at approximately $18,000.  Surveillance video captured an image of the suspect.


Image Credit: Owatonna Police
Image Credit: Owatonna Police

The 40 pounds of scrap silver would likely have been turned in to a nearby scrap yard, or taken out of the area to be redeemed for cash.

Anyone with information or leads is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Andy Drenth at 507-774-7207.  You may remain anonymous.

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