Tool thief abandons car on Everett railroad tracks

Tool thief abandons car on Everett railroad tracks

MONROE, Wash. — Railroad tracks foiled someone's plan to make off with stolen property.

The Everett Daily Herald reports that a BNSF employee woke up at a hotel in Monroe to find his vehicle was broken into.

He told police that someone shattered a window and pried open a toolbox. More than $5,000 worth of tools were missing.

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BNSF police later received a call saying someone drove a truck a half-mile down a rail yard in Everett and got stuck. The trapped vehicle stopped train traffic for hours.

The keys were still in the ignition but the thief was gone.

Railroad investigators obtained a judge's permission to look through the impounded truck. Most of the stolen items were inside.

The truck is registered to an Everett address. Records don't identify a suspect.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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