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Man Arrested After Burglary at Rochester Business

Man Arrested After Burglary at Rochester Business

August 17, 2018 10:15 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- A man who was released from jail the afternoon of Aug. 10 is accused of breaking into a business hours later and stealing a company credit card and vehicle.

Terry Albrecht, 47, was arrested early this morning after a Rochester police officer on routine patrol spotted him "Dumpster diving" in the 2800 block of 59th St. NW, the report says, and knew he was wanted in connection with a burglary last weekend.

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Employees at Briese Ironworks, 7010 Dresser Dr. NE reported Monday morning that someone had entered the business after it closed for the day Aug. 10. They first believed nothing had been taken, then learned the company credit card had been removed from the office and used at three Rochester businesses.

Surveillance video from the businesses allegedly shows Albrecht using the card; he is a former employee at Briese Ironworks.

When the owner watched the video, he saw Albrecht leave in a truck that he identified as the company's vehicle, said Sgt. Kirby Long of the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office. The keys were kept in the same drawer as the credit card.

Albrecht apparently returned the truck to the business before it opened Monday morning, Long said.

Albrecht reportedly spent about $500, charged to the business, including liquor.

He could be charged with third-degree burglary, motor vehicle theft and financial card transaction fraud.

Long said Albrecht left a baseball cap at the scene; in the video, he's wearing the same clothes he wore when he was released from jail Aug. 10.

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