GPS-tracking device led police to stolen truck, cargo thieves

GPS, GPS Tracking

A GPS-tracking device led Canadian police to arrest four men who allegedly attempted to steal a tractor-trailer and its cargo over the holiday weekend (Canada Day was Friday, July 1).

According to South Simcoe Police, on July 3 just before 6 p.m. officers responded to a call of a stolen tractor-trailer on Reagen’s Industrial Parkway in Bradford. The owners of the truck had tracked its location on GPS, and responding officers spotted the truck heading south.

“As the officers approached and attempted to apprehend the tractor-trailer, a van behind the truck impeded their progress,” according to police. “Officers were able to stop both the truck and van, arresting the driver of the van. By the time they got to the truck, the driver had fled on foot.”