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Police ask for help figuring out who stole a donation box meant for military families


Sitting on the counter of the Super America in Chaska is a donation box, where people can put coins and bills to help Minnesota's military families.

And somebody apparently decided to steal it.

The Chaska Police Department said it happened two weeks ago at the Super America on Highway 41 and Hundertmarek Road. They released a surveillance photo Wednesday asking for the public's help identifying the suspect.

Lt. Rachel Nelson told BringMeTheNews they've received several tips so far and investigators are following up. But she can't release more details at this time.

Here's what we know now, from the news release:

The male suspect was in the gas station around midnight on June 2.

Before entering, he asked another customer for money, saying he needed gas so he could drive back to RIchfield.

At some point after that, he took the donation jar with the money for military families.

He was driving a gold four-door, a late '90s or early 2000s Buick. One of the rear tires was a spare.

A worker at Super America told BringMeTheNews the manager is the only one that can discuss it, and they wouldn't be in until Friday.

Chaska police are asking anyone with information to call them at 952-448-4200.

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