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Burglary suspects flee from U-Haul in Cottage Grove

Burglary suspects made their getaway in a U-Haul truck — and then eluded authorities after ditching the moving truck.

Cottage Grove police were called shortly before midnight June 15 to assist Washington County sheriff’s deputies following a reported burglary at Stephen’s Self-Storage, 12119 Margo Ave., near Highway 61 and 120th Street.

The suspects drove through a gate at the facility and headed northbound on Highway 61.

A motorist called 911 to say that a U-Haul truck hit his vehicle at Ideal Avenue and 110th Street.

Authorities found the U-Haul truck abandoned at the end of 113th Street west of Ideal Avenue, but the suspects had fled on foot. The truck contained items stolen from the storage unit.

Police established a search perimeter but could not locate the suspects.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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