Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly stole a box containing several car keys from an outdoor recreation company, leaving as many as 30 people stranded

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PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly stole a box containing several car keys from an outdoor recreation company, leaving as many as 30 people stranded.

KSL-TV reported Provo Canyon Outfitters, which rents tubes and rafts to float on the Provo River, said Saturday a man had stolen a box containing car keys and identification cards of customers.

Provo Canyon Outfitters requires customers to leave collateral in the box in exchange for renting equipment.

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office says a man who rented equipment returned to the store without all of the materials he had borrowed. The sheriff’s office says the man, in an effort to retrieve his keys or ID, distracted employees and ran off with the whole box.

Provo Canyon Outfitters co-owner Kevin Frazier says the company covered hotel rooms for some customers who were stranded without car keys.

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Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/