Crime of the Week
POSTED: Friday, April 15, 2011 - 2:52pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 15, 2011 - 3:08pm
Stolen Panasonic HD Televisions
EL PASO - A night watchman at an eastside trailer storage facility is tied up and thrown to the ground by two men wearing ski masks who then steal a trailer loaded with electronic equipment, making this the Crime Stoppers “Crime of the Week.”
On Friday, March 11th, 2011, about 1:30 A.M., the night watchman at Target Logistics, 1160 Joe Battle Blvd., exited his guard shack to approach a black 4-door vehicle that had driven up. When he bent over to talk to the driver, the watchman saw that the driver was wearing a ski mask. Then a passenger from the vehicle, also wearing a ski mask, got behind the watchman and ordered him into the guard shack where he was thrown to the ground and his hands and feet were tied up.
Once bound, the watchman heard a tractor enter the facility and leave in a few minutes pulling a trailer. It was later learned that the stolen trailer contained approximately $700,000 in plasma television sets, Blue Ray disc players, and other electronic equipment. The televisions were high-definition Panasonic flat screens in various sizes. The stolen trailer had Target Logistics on its sides, with Oklahoma license plate 2714GX.
If you have any information about the identity of the suspects involved, or the location of the stolen property, please call Crime Stoppers immediately at 566-TIPS (566-8477) or on-line at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org. You will remain anonymous and, if your tip leads to an arrest, you can qualify for a cash reward.
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