(UPDATE Sept. 19): The alleged Oxford beer bandits are busted.
Peel Regional Police arrested three people and recovered the tractor and “some of” the trailer full of $25,000 worth of Mexican beer stolen from a shipping company south of Woodstock Sept 10 or 11 according to Oxford County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
There were 1,200 cases of bottles and cans of beer on board. There were fewer than 1,200 cases when they found the trailer.
“Some of the property is still outstanding.”
The three men arrested weren’t identified and the investigation continues.
Anyone with information on this or any other incident can contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
(ORIGINAL POST): Someone stole the beer truck.
Police are on the lookout for a tractor-trailer with more than 1,200 cases of beer on board, $25,000 worth of Dos Equis and Sol altogether.
Oxford County OPP said it was taken from Country Transport on Highway 59 in Norwich, which offers direct freight runs to Mexico, overnight Sept. 10-11.
The truck was a 2006 blue International, Model 94001, semi-tractor with “Country Transport” and “Magic Transport” decals on it. The trailer was a 2001, 53’ white Stoughton trailer, model AVW, semi-trailer bearing Ontario marker H3339N with “Country Transport” decals on the side and rear of the trailer.
The OPP is asking residents to be vigilant for suspicious vehicles or persons that may be in your neighbourhoods. The public should try to get descriptions, licence plate numbers, direction of travel and report the information immediately to their local police service. It is important for this information to get to police when the suspects may still be in the area.