Carlstadt NJ Police Arrest Four Men Suspected of Stealing Hess Toy Trucks
Police recently arrested four men suspected of stealing nearly 400 toy trucks in Carlstadt, New Jersey.
According to authorities, a Bronx NY man and his three accomplices stole hundreds of toy trucks sold by the Hess fuel company. Police said that the three accomplices are from Hudson County, NJ.
Hess has sold toy trucks for nearly 50 years as part of a holiday tradition. The toy trucks were recently on display as part of the Toy Truck Mobile Museum launch in East Rutherford, NJ.
Carlstadt police received a report that several cases of toy trucks had been taken from a trailer at Rist Transportation. The business is located on Moonachie Avenue in Carlstadt, NJ.
After being notified by company security of the theft, police officer began an investigation and located the suspects. According to authorities, one of the Hudson County suspects removed the trailer from the loading dock and then unloaded the trucks.
The Bronx suspect and one of the Hudson County suspects allegedly stole 20 cases of the toy trucks. The trucks, which were made in 2012, have an estimated value of more than $10,000.
Authorities believe that the suspects could have gained access to the trailer because one of the Hudson County suspects owns a trucking company which leases space from Rist Transportation.
After being arrested, the suspects were charged with various theft offenses. The Bronx suspect faces charges for third degree theft of movable property, while the three New Jersey suspects face charges for third degree receiving stolen property.
The main Hudson County suspect reportedly has a lengthy criminal record. According to authorities, he was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses after beating a man at a Harrison NJ bar in 2010.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “4 Accused of Stealing Hundreds of Toy Hess Trucks in N.J.”