LE SUEUR — Three vehicles were broken into and a fourth was stolen at the Minnesota River access on Highway 93 near Le Sueur Thursday.

The stolen 2016 Ford Fusion contained approximately $300 worth of tools and about $600 in hunting and fishing gear, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office.

The items stolen from the three other vehicles included a Beretta A400 12-gauge shotgun and a Taurus .380 pistol, along with several fishing rods and two tackle boxes, with a combined value of more than $4,000.

The vehicles had been parked at the landing just east of the Highway 169/93 intersection for only about 30 minutes when the theft and damage was discovered at 6:20 p.m. Thursday.

The stolen vehicle — owned by a 21-year-old Belle Plaine man — has not been found as of Tuesday morning, but the shotgun was recovered by police in St. Paul on Monday while responding to a call.

The Free Press

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