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Vernon authorities searching for man accused of stealing FedEx truck

FedEx semi-trailer stolen in Vernon Parish
FedEx semi-trailer stolen in Vernon Parish(Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Mar. 29, 2021 at 4:01 PM CDT
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VERNON PARISH, La. (KPLC) - A FedEx semi-trailer stolen in Vernon Parish was later recovered, authorities say.

Authorities have released a video of the theft in the hopes of identifying the people involved in the theft of the truck.

The truck and trailer were stolen around 4 p.m. on March 19, according to information from the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office. The truck was parked on La. 1146 while the FedEx driver was down a driveway delivering items.

FEDEX TRUCK THEFT

The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the theft of a Fedex Semi Truck and trailer which took place on March 19, 2021 at approximately 15:59 p.m. The truck was parked in the roadway on Highway 1146 and the Fedex driver unloaded items and was down a driveway to make the delivery. During this time a red pickup pulled to a stop in front of the semi and a male subjected exited the truck. The driver of the pickup truck entered into the semi and drove it away from the scene. A second male subject drove the red pickup away from the scene. Deputies located the semi truck in the area of Simmons Road. Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the persons involved in this theft should contact Detective Wade Wingate or Detective Jerry Twyman at 337-238-1311. PLEASE SHARE VIA SOCIAL MEDIAPLEASE SHARE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

Posted by Vernon Parish Sheriff Dept on Monday, March 29, 2021

A red pickup truck pulled in front of the semi, then a man got out of the pickup, got into the semi, and drove it away, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

In the nearly five-minute-long video, the man drives the FedEx truck for about four minutes then meets up again with what appears to be the same red truck. Deputies found the semi-truck in the area of Simmons Road.

Authorities are asking anyone with any information about the identity of the people involved to contact Det. Wade Wingate or Det. Jerry Twyman at 337-238-1311.

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