Man stole furniture truck, cops say

20 11 2009

PASSAIC — Passaic Police say a Union City man brazenly stole a tractor-trailer loaded with $35,000 worth of furniture from an Ethan Allen warehouse last month.

On Tuesday, officers from the Clifton Police, the State Police Cargo Unit and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department assisted Passaic cops in raiding the trucking company where the stolen tractor-trailer was found. There was “a couple thousand” dollars’ worth of furniture still inside when police recovered it, said Passaic police spokesman Detective Andrew White.

By Wednesday evening, police were searching for Angel Dominguez, 38, of Union City, in connection with the theft, according to White.

“He’s still out there,” White said. “We’re hoping for an apprehension shortly.”

The raid occurred at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Corbisiero Container Services Corp. at 499 River Road. The company had recently relocated from Kearny, so it is unclear how long the stolen trailer had been on the Clifton premises. Dominguez worked for Corbisiero, but police do not suspect the owner of the company was involved in the theft.

About 10 a.m. on Oct. 31, Dominguez allegedly drove a truck cab to the Ethan Allen Furniture warehouse at 1 Market St in Passaic, where he hooked up the trailer full of sofas, beds and mirrors to the cab and drove away, White said.

Using “crystal clear” images from the warehouse surveillance cameras, Detective Milton Figueroa identified and tracked the trailer to the Clifton trucking company. White declined to provide details on how Figueroa tracked the trailer to Clifton, because of the ongoing investigation.

“It was a good job for Milton Figueroa,” White said.

When police discovered the trailer, White said that someone had scratched out the vehicle identification number and tried painting over the Ethan Allen logo on the side panels.
(News Source NorthJersey.com)

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3 12 2009
Freight handlers

I hope that they caught the culprit, this is common these days i hope that the police department can do something about this kind of prob in the trucking biz

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