Good guys one- bad guy behind bars. It didn’t take Omaha police long to track down a man accused of stealing a construction truck and trailer this morning.
Sergeant Tim Brown says the truck was stolen from a crew at Arby’s at 52nd and Center around 8:30 a.m. Police located both about a mile away in the parking lot of Norris Middle School.
Sergeant Brown says, “The vehicle has a GPS system on it so the owner of the company was able to track it and call 911 and let them know where the vehicle was. Officers arrived and found the truck in the back part of the school.”
Brown says the thief looked like he was trying to disconnect the trailer from the truck when police arrived. The man saw the officers, jumped back into the truck and tried to drive through a fence that leads to the football field. The truck didn’t get far before it it got stuck and the thief was arrested.
The school was in lockout briefly during the incident.