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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of about $1,000 worth of food from a freezer stored in a shed outside a De Soto-area gas station. The theft happened between about 11 p.m. Sept. 14 and 4 a.m. Sept. 15, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputies were called to the BP gas station, 3201 Papin Road, when the station’s manager discovered a padlock was cut off the storage shed behind the business. The freezer was found open, and all the food that had been inside was gone, the report said.

The cost to replace the padlock was estimated at $20, according to the report.

As of Sept. 19, none of the food had been recovered, and there were no suspects, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Grant Bissell said. Anyone with information about the incident should call the Sheriff’s Office at 636-797-5515.

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