Rochester police are investigating a truck that was stolen Wednesday night shortly after the owner turned on the truck's remote start.

Police were called around 9:10 p.m. to the 900 block of 16th Avenue Southeast for a report of a stolen vehicle, according to Capt. Casey Moilanen.

A 34-year-old Rochester man had used the remote start on his 2017 Ford F350 and shortly after turning it on saw another person get in the truck and drive off. The Rochester man and a 32-year-old friend were able to get on the sides of the truck but were unable to open the doors and fell off.

Police spotted the truck at the Holiday Gas Station on Fourth Street Southeast but were unsuccessful in pulling over the truck. The truck's owner also spotted it on 15th Avenue near Cub Foods and called police but was told to stop following it.

Anyone who spots the white truck with license plate YBW 2833 that has a roll bar, a lift-kit and the letters "KC" on it is asked to call police.

Public Safety Reporter

Emily is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. A Minnesota native, Emily worked at two newspapers in New England before returning to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in July 2018.