Forty-nine years after it was lost, a wallet stolen from a Minneapolis department store employee has been found in the building’s ductwork.

The KARE-TV website reports that a wallet belonging to the former employee was found in ductwork being removed as the Dayton’s department store building undergoes renovations.

The wallet was stolen in 1969, officials say, and probably discarded by the thief in an HVAC vent.

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