CATCH-A-CROOK: Greene County deputy surprises truck thieves who ran out of gas
The owner had reported the vehicle stolen on May 7 from his apartment complex on East Sunshine Street.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) -
Greene County detectives are investigating a truck theft. A deputy found the vehicle on May 23 in the middle of the entrance at the Freight and Food Sales building in the 3000 block of West Kearney near North Golden. Two men ran off when the deputy spotted them shortly after 3:00 a.m.
The owner of the 90′s model Chevy truck had reported it stolen from an apartment complex in the 700 block of East Sunshine on May 7. When the Greene County deputy found it weeks later, the thieves had spray-painted it with gray primer. The deputy then noticed two men on the property near a business truck. When she asked them to come talk to her, they quickly changed direction and left.
Security cameras captured video of one man walking across the parking lot with a gas can. Detectives say video from a business across the street shows the truck had run out of gas. The men then pushed it off the street and into the entrance of Freight and Food Sales.
If you recognize the man or have any information on this incident, call the Greene County Tip Line at 417-829-6230.
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