On March 6, 2012 at 5:03 PM, Cedar Falls Officers were dispatched to Viking Pump at 715 Viking Road to investigate an attempted theft that just occurred. Investigation showed that three Hispanic males entered Viking Pump and attempted to have a large amount of a valuable metal loaded into their vehicle. When employees became suspicious, the subjects ran to their vehicle and crashed through a closed chain link security gate.
The subjects were driving a silver 2011 Ford F350 with Illinois plates. This vehicle was found a short time later in a residential neighborhood. The vehicle was determined to be stolen from the Chicago, Illinois area. It is unknown how long the subjects were in the area prior to the attempted theft. Anyone with information about the subjects, or vehicle driven by the subjects, is asked to contact the Cedar Falls Police at 319-273-8612.