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Police: Man arrested for stealing decorative swords pawned off items

Cordell Young

A tip from a social worker led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing eight swords from a home.

Posted: May 29, 2018 11:32 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A tip from a social worker led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing eight swords from a home.
Cordell Young, 64, of Rochester, is facing a first-degree burglary charge after authorities say he was involved in stealing eight decorative swords from a home in the 200 block of 10th Ave. NE.
The incident was reported May 23 and police say Young admitted to being involved. Authorities also said Young pawned off a number of different kinds of knives and swords May 24.
Authorities say based on the description of the man involved, a social worker recognized the description and told police she had knowledge that Young has been known to steal things.

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