Semi truck stolen from Winchester business

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) - The owners of a trucking company hope the public can help them find a semi that was stolen early Thursday morning.

It took the thieves three hours to steal the 2003 Peterbuilt.

The owners of TCB Dispatch Incorporated say the man who drives the stolen truck called them Thursday morning to say it was gone. It was supposed to be his last day before retirement so at first he thought they were playing a prank on him.

"I told him don't joke, and he's like 'No, I'm serious,' so I immediately thought it was stolen," said Lee Morris who co-owns the business with her husband.

A neighboring business captured the thieves on surveillance video. The first pulled in just before midnight and didn't leave until 2:50 a.m.

"They spent a lot of time, looking out, watching, probably ten or fifteen trips through here," Morris said.

The company has two trucks and runs routes from Lexington to Richmond daily, so losing one of them will mean long hours for Morris' husband.

"It just made me sick, just made me sick to my stomach," she said.

Clark County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the theft. They say it's been years since they've seen a semi stolen in the county. In that last case the truck was stripped down for parts.

Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call the Clark County Sheriff's Department or TCB Dispatch at (859) 595-8829 or (859) 595-4848.

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