Thieves crash stolen truck after stealing pool supplies

Joyce Lupiani


Thieves crash stolen truck after stealing pool supplies

CREATED Mar. 15, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Police were called in to investigate after a truck and trailer filled with stolen  pool supplies crashed into a median early Friday morning on East Desert Inn Road near Valley View Boulevard.

Police said a person or persons stole a truck and trailer, filled it with pool supplies at a nearby company, and then crashed while attempting to get away.

The pool supplies were stolen from American Supply on Pioneer Lane. It's a crime the business owner says has happened before.

Friday, the crooks cut three fences from three different businesses to get to the pool supply company. They drove the stolen truck and trailer through a neighboring business and over loaded the trailer with buckets of chlorine tablets, filters and pool heaters.

The crash was reported at about 4:10 a.m. Friday morning and resulted in the closure of eastbound Desert Inn for several hours.

Police are still looking for those responsible for the thefts.