Eureka Man Steals Anhydrous Ammonia Tank, Police Say
Police said video surveillance captured the theft and helped identify the man.
A Eureka man was charged with stealing a bulk storage tank of anhydrous ammonia from a manufacturer in Shrewsbury.
Robert K. Theiss, 41, of the first block of White Doe Court in Eureka, was charged Monday with theft of anhydrous ammonia by storage tank, a class A felony.
Shrewsbury Police said Theiss was captured on video surveillance at about 5:38 a.m. Sept 3 stealing the storage tank from Carr Lane Manufacturing, 4200 Carr Lane. He was identified on the video, arrested and confessed to the theft, police said.
Anhydrous ammonia is used to illegally make methamphetamine.
Theiss was being held Thursday in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $75,000.
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