Lexington-based landscaping company uses new tech to recover stolen trucks
LEXINGTON, Kentucky (WKYT) – A Lexington-based landscaping company helped track down thieves who stole an entire fleet of trucks from one of its Kentucky factories.
The thefts occurred in late 2020.
“It puts you in a bind if you call your customer and say, ‘I know we have a Monday schedule, but we won’t be there until Thursday,'” said Chris Trower, owner of Diamond Landscapes.
Trower said someone welded the hinges on the gate at the Louisville facility.
In the middle of the night, 10 trucks were stolen from the facility. Fortunately, there was new technology in all of these trucks to find them.
“The thieves opened the hood, saw there was a GPS, and ripped it out,” Trower said. “But the Verizon Connect is connected in a different way that is much safer, so our mechanics just left that there as a decoy. And they had no idea that we were chasing every single one of the trucks. “
Trower used the Verizon app to help police locate and recover all ten vehicles in just a few hours.
“It was so interesting because the cops said, ‘You have GPS and it’s very accurate to six feet or so,'” he said.
Trower said all four suspects had been arrested. You are all charged.
Following the incident, Trower said he had increased security at all of his facilities to keep operations going this summer.
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