ROCHESTER, Minn. - A 60-year-old Rochester man has been arrested for catalytic converter thefts in Olmsted County.
Keith Wilcox was arrested Wednesday morning after he was observed in a parking lot of Dahl Truck.
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office said he was observed leaving the location and attempted to flee from authorities before he complied.
A deputy saw five converters on the passenger seat and the tools to remove them. A search of his vehicle found a total of eight converters.
Three vehicles at Dahl Truck had converters stolen and one was in the process of having it cut off. The business suffered nearly $9,000 worth of damage.
Wilcox is facing charges of possession of stolen property, possession of burglary and theft tools, damage to property, driving after cancelation and tampering with a motor vehicle.
Authorities also said they received a call from a Countryside Mini Storage Wednesday about three RVs missing converters. The sheriff's office said they may be a match to those found in Wilcox's truck.