Vehicle stolen from nonprofit retrieved through GPS
Updated: Tuesday, October 22 2013, 10:11 PM MDT
By: Gina Benitez
EL PASO, Texas – A work truck was stolen from a nonprofit organization off the interstate, and police were able to find it with the vehicle's GPS.
Xceed Resources subcontracts their workers to the city and Texas Department of Transportation to perform duties such as landscaping and roadside cleanup. The company also employs workers with special needs.
Officials said three workers and one supervisor were working on the side of the road when it was taken. The truck was parked between Yarbrough and Lomaland drives while workers with Xceed Resources said they were out picking up trash along the freeway last week, officials said.
Each of Xceed's 25 trucks are equipped with GPS, and the executive director of the company tracked down the vehicle, where it was headed and immediately called police.
Officials said they saw the vehicle traveling from where it was first taken and ended up stationary near Marty Robbins Park.
"That's when (police) set up a sting. Hopefully that individual would get back in the truck and be apprehended but he never returned," said Eddie Sanchez, executive director of Xceed Resources.
More than $2,500 worth of equipment was in the vehicle, and it was all stolen. The company would have been lost around $20,000 had the truck not been recovered.