MASON CITY – It seems as though the economic times are making the criminal more desperate.
The Fareway and NIVC redemption collection of pop cans, located in theFareway parking lot, became victim of a thief.
Early Friday morning, at 2:26 a.m., a Mason City Police Officer observed a subject taking items from outside of Fareway grocery store, located at 400 Delaware Avenue North, without permission. It was reported that someone was attempting to steal the cans out of the redemption bin. The cans are to be used for the Fourth of July fireworks.
After a short foot chase up an alley, the suspect, age 17, was caught and arrested for theft. “It is under $200,” said the Police Officer. The young man’s name was not immediately available.