POSTED: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 10:38am
UPDATED: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 9:28pm
EL PASO- Police are searching for several men accused of handcuffing a security guard and stealing a trailer loaded with more than $100,000 in solar panels.
Early June 3, two men cut a chain link fence behind Howl Transportation on North Zaragoza. The men went to the guard shack and handcuffed the security guard inside. One of the men put a hard metal object to the guard’s back, which the guard believed was a weapon. The other man then opened the front gate to allow a black or dark blue semi-tractor to enter the yard, where it hitched up a trailer and drove away.
The trailer itself was valued at $10,000 and it contained over $100,000 worth of solar panels.
The tractor was last seen going south on Zaragoza, and turning left on Alameda. It may have had the word “Central” on the passenger door and the number 197 on the passenger side gas tank.
Surveillance photos show the two subjects who handcuffed the guard. One man has a medium build, and the other is shorter and thinner.
If you have any information about the identity of the suspects involved, or the location of the tractor and trailer, 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.