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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - It appears the law has caught up with the thief who stole hundreds of used truck brake shoes from a Stewartville company.

Allstate Peterbilt reported more than 300 pairs of truck brake shoes were taken Sunday night. The same thief apparently returned Tuesday night and took 150 more pairs.

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Both thefts were recorded on surveillance cameras and the truck and trailer used by the thief in both incidents were the same.

Olmsted County Sheriff's Office Lt. Lee Rossman says a deputy began investigating and was able to identify a suspect. He says the deputy also learned a large number of truck brake shoes had been sold to an Oronoco area recycling business on Monday.

The person who sold them was paid $577. If refurbished, the shoes had an estimated value of $9000.

Rossman says the business also identified the man and he was arrested Thursday night by Rochester police. He has been identified as 48-year-old Chad Mussell.

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News update: Driver drove in the wrong lane all the way from Rochester to Kasson.

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