Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - An observant Rochester man helped police track down a suspected thief Tuesday.

The 53-year-old man was driving in the 500 block of 10th Ave SE when he saw a woman grab a package from the porch of a home, run to a car and drive off. The man was able to get the license plate number of the car and called 911.

Officers located the car and talked to the woman suspected of stealing the package. She denied taking the package.

Officers later found the empty package in a nearby garbage container. They were told the package had contained a coat worth more than $400. It had been delivered by a postal letter carrier.

As of Wednesday morning, no charges had been filed but the case remains under investigation.

News Update: A Rochester man is arrested after breaking into a woman’s home in violation of a court order.