MPD: 2 men steal 9-foot tall patio heater, patio chairs

Armed would-be mugger posing as security approaches shopper in mall lot

Two men reportedly stole an outdoor patio heater and patio chairs from Granite City Brewery just after midnight Friday, according to a release.

The restaurant manager noticed two men loading one of the 9-foot patio heaters into an older white cargo van around 12:05 a.m.

By the time the manager ran out to confront the two men, they were driving away with the $2,000 heater and four patio chairs, police said.