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Big rig, trailer thefts reported in Port Charlotte

FOX 4 Staff

Big rig, trailer thefts reported in Port Charlotte

CREATED Oct. 15, 2013

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff's investigators are looking into the thefts of a big rig and a large trailer on Monday.

The first theft involved a 53 foot long Fontaine Hydraulic trailer taken from a fenced in lot on Enterprise Drive.

The trailer had no tags but had  “TH55” in white lettering on the neck of the trailer.  A poor quality video showed someone cut through the fence at 3:30 a.m. and hooking the trailer up to a semi-truck and driving it away.

Later that Monday morning another man reported that his Kenworth truck and a 43 foot long white refrigerator trailer had been taken from area of US 41 and Como Street.  The truck and trailer were there on Sunday October 13, but they were gone by Monday morning.
That truck is described as a burgundy 2003 Kenworth sleeper semi-truck with yellow lettering that said “Degeriane Transport” on it and Florida tag number F2996K. 

It was pulling a 43 foot white refrigerator trailer with Florida tag number 1575CI.  The victim was able to provide a photograph of the actual truck and trailer.
After taking the second theft report, deputies working these cases suspect that the semi-truck seen in the video taking the trailer from the Enterprise Drive scene may have been the same one reported stolen from the Como Street location.
Anyone with information concerning either of these thefts is asked to please call the Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).