Technology is a wonderful thing. Just ask police.
Some time overnight Wednesday, suspects stole a 2002
International tractor truck from a Park Drive business. The suspects
then drove the truck to a store on Bell Boulevard where they hooked the
truck onto a 50' transport trailer. The trailer was loaded with new
furniture valued at $70,000.
But, unbeknownst to the thieves, the truck was equipped with a
built-in GPS unit. The business that owned the truck was able to track
the vehicle's movements. On checking the movement of the truck it was
found that the vehicle was stolen at 2:10 a.m., on the morning of
It was tracked to Bell Boulevard where it sat idle — likely at
the furniture store — before going on the move again and further GPS
co-ordinates indicated the truck moved east out of the city and had
stopped in the Lanark area.
Eastern OPP detachments were notified of the last location of
the tractor truck and trailer and at 11:30 a.m., OPP located the
tractor truck and trailer in Almonte. The vehicle had left the roadway
and had plowed into a ditch. The contents of the trailer were recovered
at the scene and OPP arrested two men at the time of the recovery.
No identities of the suspects were released by OPP and
Belleville police referred inquiries for information on the suspects to
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