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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -  An alert Rochester man helped authorities catch a suspected car thief.

The man spotted a Jeep pull into his driveway around 7:30 PM Wednesday. The homeowner became suspicious when he saw a strange man get out of the Jeep.

The man walked to a car parked in the driveway and began removing the license plates. The homeowner went out and confronted the man, who put the plates back onto the vehicle and drove away.

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The homeowner decided to report the incident to police and a patrol officer spotted the Jeep a short while later. The officer determined the Jeep had been stolen from Preston the night before and arrested the man, who was identified as 24-year-old Drew Davis of Rochester.