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Beer truck stolen from parking lot found with cargo intact

April 12, 2019

CALUMET CITY, Ill. (AP) — In what police call a “crime of opportunity,” a truck loaded with beer was stolen from a Chicago grocery store parking lot and later found abandoned with its cargo “intact.”

Chicago police say the truck carrying Modelo beer was stolen Thursday morning after the driver parked it outside a South Side grocery and left the keys in the ignition. As police spokesman Tom Ahern put it, “somebody just hopped into it and drove off.”

Ahern says police issued an alert to nearby suburbs shortly after being notified of the theft.

Ahern says police found the tractor-trailer shortly after noon abandoned in Calumet City. He said it hadn’t crashed and its cargo was undisturbed.

Ahern says no arrests have been made, and police were trying to locate security cameras in the area that might have recorded the theft.

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