Police seek help finding truck thieves

Published 10:08 am Friday, September 19, 2008

COURTLAND—Police are searching for two people who stole a truck from a home in the Zuni area and then wrecked it sometime Friday evening.

The truck was stolen from a home on Tucker Swamp Road and then crashed into a ditch nearby, police said. At least one of the thieves may have been injured in the crash, based on evidence recovered at the scene.

Police found two bicycles that had been left in place of the truck at the house, Detective Cpl. Richard Morris said Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office at 653-2100 or Southampton County CrimeSolvers at 653-2900.

A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to the arrest of those persons responsible. CrimeSolvers callers can remain anonymous and do not have to appear in court.