April 4, 2012 in Nation/World

Investigation of stolen truck leads to burial site

Associated Press
 

MURRAY, N.Y. — Authorities say investigators using a helicopter to find a stolen 26-foot-long truck spotted a man using a bulldozer to bury the vehicle in a western New York sand pit.

The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office told the Daily News of Batavia that investigators alerted deputies, who went to a construction business in the town of Murray and took the owner and his son into custody.

Officials say the box truck was stolen last week from a business in Wayne County. Police were told the vehicle may have been taken to Murray, 25 miles west of Rochester.

Investigators say when they flew over the sand pit, the owner’s son was in the process of burying the stolen truck using a bulldozer.

The two men haven’t been charged. The investigation is continuing.

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