By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Police Department is investigating three incidents involving vehicles parked at homes in Trussville, including one truck that was stolen. The vehicle owners reported the incidents to police on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2020.
The first call came in from a victim on Edgeview Lane. A .380 pistol, a Venmo debit card and a Southern Linc phone were taken from a truck parked in the owner’s driveway. The owner told police he left his truck unlocked and parked in his driveway overnight.
The victim said someone charged $35 to his Venmo card at Waffle House in Center Point. Detectives are working the case and the person responsible could face charges of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, theft of property second-degree and fraudulent use of a credit/debit card.
Just 30 minutes after taking a report from the first victim, police were called to a home nearby, on Fairlane Drive. The victim told police someone stole items from his unlocked, parked vehicle. The items reported stolen included two purses, one containing two gold bracelets, a diaper bag and a $50 Olive Garden gift card. The keys to the vehicle were left inside the car and were not taken.
No suspects have been identified but the person responsible in the case could face charges of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle and theft of property third-degree.
A few hours later, a truck was reported stolen from Dogwood Lane. The owner told police his 1989 GMC C1500 was taken from his driveway. The victim also reported several items were taken from his garage, including a new riding lawn mower.
The person or persons responsible for taking the truck could face charges of theft of property first-degree and burglary second-degree.
Trussville detectives have not determined if the cases are related but would like anyone with information or video from the area to call them at (205) 655-2101.