MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities in southeastern Minnesota are looking for at least one suspect after an excavator was recently stolen.

Police say sometime between last Thursday and Friday, a 1991 Kubato KX91-2 excavator with the serial number 12491 was stolen from Center Auto Sales in Dodge Center. Authorities say it’s been valued at $14,000. Also stolen was a homemade black 20-foot trailer with a wood deck and new tongue jack. The trailer has two back ramps that lift into the trailer, which is valued at $2,000.

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(credit: Dodge County Sheriff's Office)

(credit: Dodge County Sheriff’s Office)

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Authorities say the excavator has a broken engine guard, no doors and an aftermarket hydraulic thumb attachment. It had been chained to the trailer when it stolen.

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Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office at (507) 635-6200.