Truckload of Jack Daniels stolen in southeast Atlanta; suspect sought

As many search for toilet tissue, Lysol wipes and other necessities amid the coronavirus pandemic, one brazen thief targeted a truckload of liquor instead.

Atlanta police are searching for a suspect they say stole a “trailer full of Jack Daniels,” in southeast Atlanta last week, according to a police report.

A driver working for a Tennessee-based trucking company dropped off the shipment of Tennessee whiskey at the ITS ConGlobal trailer yard at 465 Sawtell Ave. on March 28, according to the report. It was reported stolen April 1.

An employee there told police he “checked the trailer out of the yard” without asking the unknown driver for his personal information, according to the report. The employee also said the man “did not appear to be suspicious in any kind of way.”

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Surveillance cameras show a white Chevy Tahoe parked across from the trailer yard and a white van pulling into the yard moments later, according to the report. After the suspect’s semitruck left, the van shortly followed it.

The semi-truck was found April 2 in DeKalb County, Atlanta police said.

“The majority of the cargo was gone when the vehicle was found,” Atlanta police officer Steve Avery said. It is not known how many bottles were stolen.

Another driver for the same company had his truck stolen from the yard March 29 and it had the driver’s birth certificate and other paperwork inside it, according to the report.

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