The investigation of three crimes that occurred in the early hours July 4 got a break Monday.
A box truck that was taken from Maguire’s Auto Repair was found in Hialeah, according to the Williston Police Department.
Police Chief Dennis Strow said Cpl. Fred Morris, while on routine patrol, saw a U-Haul behind Lane’s Yardware on East Noble Avenue.
Upon closer inspection, Morris discovered the business had been burglarized and several thousand dollars worth of yard tools had been taken.
The U-Haul was taken from North Florida Mini Storage and driven to Lane’s, Strow said.
However, once at Lane’s the truck failed to start, and the perpetrators then took a 2003 Ford F-350 box truck that was on the lot at Maguire’s.
Video surveillance shows the culprit(s) returning in the F-350 and placing the stolen items in the truck and fleeing the scene.
Monday, a police officer with the Hialeah Florida Police Department discovered the stolen box truck on East 7th Avenue in Hialeah. The truck was abandoned and did not have any of the stolen merchandise inside. The truck was processed by the Hialeah Police Department for fingerprints and DNA, and the results will be sent to the Williston Police Department for further processing.
The fingerprints that were recovered by Williston Police Department from the crime scene have been turned over to a fingerprint examiner for review and to be processed thru a national database in an attempt to identify the person(s) responsible.