MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Robbinsdale police officers apprehended two burglars, after a string of break-ins, by following their footprints in the snow just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday.

A police officer was doing snow emergency parking enforcement during the snowstorm when he grew suspicious of a fresh set of footprints on the road in the 3700 block of Zenith Avenue North.

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He followed the tracks, and two more officers joined him soon after. After more than 30 minutes of tracking, an officer who was sitting in a “darked out squad car” saw two men in dark clothing enter a driveway and approach a car.

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The police officer lit up the area with his floodlights and stopped them. They had backpacks and a cooler case containing tools, cell phone chargers, a car stereo, and other stolen items.

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Law enforcement says if you live in the area and your garage or vehicle was broken into, you can call the Robbinsdale Police Department to file a police report. Authorities may have some of your stolen items as well.