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Truckers' vigilance thwarts meat theft while idling in Northeast Philadelphia

Several boxes of meat were stolen from idling semi trucks early Monday morning in Northeast Philadelphia while the truck drivers, present inside their vehicles, awaited a morning delivery drop-off.

What happened: Around 6 a.m. on January 29, in an area along C.F. Congdon Parkway, thieves targeted three refrigerated trucks. Despite the trailers being locked and the presence of the drivers, suspects managed to cut the locks and take five cases of meat.

  • One driver reported feeling his truck being jostled and confronted the thieves, which led to fleeing the scene successfully with a portion of the cargo.
  • This incident is not unique; a similar theft occurred in November in South Philadelphia, where a substantial amount of meat was stolen.

No injuries: Fortunately, in this recent theft, no injuries were reported during the crime.

Local authorities are investigating the situation to apprehend the individuals responsible for the burglary.

Overall impact: These thefts add another challenge for the trucking community, demonstrating the vulnerabilities faced even while taking necessary precautions, such as staying with their loaded vehicles during stops.

Authorities have not released additional details regarding suspects or possible connections to previous thefts at this time.

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