Blue Earth police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a vehicle involved in the theft of mail early Friday morning.
Police Chief Tom Fletcher says the pickup was a dark-colored diesel with dually wheels, yellow lights on top of the cab and lighted rear fenders.
Fletcher says the vehicle was pulling a large silver and black enclosed trailer with red lights.
“There was a video but the images have not been helpful thus far,” he says. “No other businesses were hit and they did not appear on any other cameras around town that we know of.”
According to authorities, the mail was taken around 3:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, from a mailbox at Ron’s Electric Motor Repair located at 1005 N. Main Street.
The Faribault County Sheriff’s Department on late afternoon Friday posted on social media photos of the pickup and trailer captured on video.
Fletcher says that the owners of the business believe the only items of mail stolen were customer invoices.
Theft of mail is considered a federal offense and a felony that could result in prison time and a fine and also state prosecution.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Blue Earth Police Department at (507) 526-5959 or the Sheriff’s Department at (507) 526-5148.