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LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - Authorities are asking the public to lock their garages in wake of a rise in extension cord thefts in Lincoln County.

Police say the extension cord thief continues to gain access to unlocked unattached sheds along High 47, east of Troy.

This week, an unknown man stopped by a St. Louis County resident's home selling random extension cords. The resident snapped a quick photo of the perpetrator.

If you have any information about this or his whereabouts, contact the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau at 636-528-8546.