Police seek truck thieves

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Troy police are asking for the public’s help in solving the theft of truck from a local business.

Police say someone broke into the lot at Lyncoach Truck Bodies between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday and stole a truck with an attached gooseneck trailer loaded with more than 14,000 pounds of steel.

“They picked the right time and the right place, unfortunately,” said Troy Police Chief Randall Barr. “Once they got through the gate, it’s not unusual to see something like that running up and down the road at any time of day,” adding that the truck and trailer themselves would not normally raise suspicions.

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Barr said the suspect or suspects gained entry by cutting the lock on the yard at Lyncoach, located at 800 U.S. Highway 231 in Troy.

“Our driver had just gotten back from Memphis with that load of steel,” said David Phelps, owner of Lyncoach. “He got in late Wednesday and when our shop workers went to open up the next morning at 6:30 a.m., they noticed the lock was cut and the truck was gone.”

Missing is a white 2014 Dodge 5500 four-door truck. The truck features a custom flatbed and Lyncoach decals on the doors. The Alabama tag is 1100248.

The truck was attached to a 35-foot “Big Tex” gooseneck trailer located with 14,000 pounds of steel crossbeams. The tag on the trailer is 55TR1775.

“I wish somebody would find it,” Phelps said. “I was hoping we’d at least find the trailer and the steel by now.”

Police are asking the public for help in identifying possible suspects.

“Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to call the Troy Police at 334-566-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 334-215-STOP,” Barr said.