Company Work Truck Stolen In Watford City On Christmas Eve

Sunday, Dec. 24, at 4:11 a.m., a company-owned work truck was reported stolen from the Holiday gas station on 8th Ave., Watford City. It has since been recovered.

Before the vehicle was stolen, just before 4:10 a.m., the suspect's image and face were captured by cameras taking images both inside and outside the building. The Watford City Police Department released the image of the suspect on Facebook, requesting information from the community, and the truck was recovered at 4:53 a.m., less than an hour after. It was found on the 200 block of 2nd Ave. NW, not even a mile away, unoccupied, but still running. The suspect was not in custody, as of Dec. 29, but the investigation is ongoing.

Watford City Police Chief Jesse Wellen said, "I guess the main message from this should be even with cold weather upon us, keep your vehicles locked. If you want to have it running, utilize the remote start so people are not able to just jump in and drive away."


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