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Truck Stop Thefts Arrests

New information about a crime spree in southern Kentucky we first told you about last week.
Williamsburg Police arrested two people overnight in a string of truck stop thefts in Whitley County and now officers there believe the duo may be responsible for crimes across the state.
Williamsburg Police say the two thieves were caught sleeping in a van at the same rest stop they've been targeting for the past two months.
A Tennessee man, Jack Roberts and an underage relative of his, have been arrested by police for allegedly stealing from truckers at truck stops.
We first told you about the tractor trailer break-ins on Friday, police say for the past two months about 15 to 20 truckers in Whitley County alone have been targeted for big ticket items as they slept in their cabs.
Williamsburg police say they were tipped off by another agency with a description of a van.
Police found Roberts and a juvenile asleep in the vehicle, obtained a search warrant finding bolt cutters, a chisels, hammers, and gloves in the van.
Police say they also found receipts from a flea market in the van, leading them to believe the thieves sold the stolen merchandise at various flea markets.
Police say the duo could be responsible for many more break-ins up and down I-75 from Tennessee and Kentucky.
Roberts is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center, charged with burglary, criminal trespassing and possesion of burglary tools.


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