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Thieves appear to ‘swap’ stolen big rigs

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While details are sketchy, police know enough about the case of a stolen tractor-trailer to be able to classify it as “extremely odd.” Officers were went to Cowboy Trucking on East Loop 301 Tuesday morning after the owner, Gary Odom, realized a 2006 Kenworth T600 was missing.
Whoever stole the $85,000 truck-tractor, however, apparently left something behind — a 2004 Kenworth T2000.


“It’s extremely odd,” Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jim Bayuk said this morning after perusing the reports.
The 2004 Kenworth, owned by DeBoer Transportation, had been stolen in Texarkana. Sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning, the thief or thieves pulled into the Cowboy Trucking parking lot and abandoned the stolen rig, then took off with the 2006 Kenworth, which was still attached to a tanker trailer.
The truck thief or thieves were apparently in a hurry — the truck stolen in Texarkana was left in the middle of the Cowboy Trucking parking lot, and they didn’t even take the time to shut the driver or passenger side doors.
The Kenworth was processed for fingerprints before DeBoer workers came to retrieve it.
Officials with Cowboy Trucking were able to use a global positioning unit to locate the trailer, which had been abandoned about 4 miles away at Pilot Travel Center in Sulphur Springs. When police arrived, however, the truck was no longer attached.
There are no suspects at this time.

 

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