Several law enforcement agencies in the Omaha metro area are looking into a big dog food caper that happened last weekend. Bellevue Police spokesperson Laurie Synowiecki says the Blue Buffalo dog food company in Bellevue reported the theft of a semi and trailer on Saturday. The truck was loaded with hundreds of bags of dog food valued at $120,000.
La Vista police located the stolen semi and trailer Monday. The trailer was nearly empty and detectives also recovered two pallet jacks. Surveillance from where the truck was located shows a red 4 door sedan was in the area on Saturday. Video also shows what is believed to be the same vehicle in the area again on Sunday with a yellow Penske moving truck.
Synowiecki says Omaha police notified Bellevue police that three Penske moving trucks had been stolen from the metro area over the same weekend. On Wednesday, one truck was found in Omaha. The other two trucks were recovered in Dallas, Texas. All three trucks were empty. Synowiecki adds they were informed that dog food theft is a common problem in the southern states.
At this point there are no suspects in custody and the investigation continues.