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Suspects identified in stolen truck case

By The Mercury

A pick-up truck that was pulled from the Big Blue River Wednesday morning has been linked to a 2011 burglary from Cheney Construction Inc., Pottawatomie County detectives said.

Detectives said the truck, a 2002 GMC valued at about $10,000, was stolen from Cheney Construction, 1125 Hayes Drive, on May 26, 2011, after the thieves broke into the back of the lot and stole the car using keys that were located inside the truck. Detectives said the thieves plowed through the business’ gate.

They said two suspects, both of whom are in custody in Geary County on unrelated, unspecified charges, have been identified the case.

The suspects reportedly stole equipment and tools from the truck before they placed weights on the gas pedal and drove it into the river.

Detectives said the truck was located after they received new information in the recent weeks.

Locating the truck was a joint effort by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, the Marysville search and rescue dive team and the Army Corps of Engineers.

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