Peel Regional Police are looking into the theft of 495 LG 55-inch TVs and the truck trailer carrying them after they were swiped from a depot in Mississauga.
The load was stolen by one or more suspects on Sunday. It appears that they brought their own truck!
The TVs are worth a total of $375,000.
Would you knowingly give a “hot good” (something stolen and then sold to the public) to a friend or family member for Christmas? Is there anything wrong with that? What’s worse, giving a stolen item to somebody, or gifting them clothes made by underpaid children in a South Asian country?
CARGO THEFT FACTS
According to police, November and December is Cargo Theft Season. Thieves go after tractor-trailers loaded with goods in the time leading up to Christmas.
It costs consumers BILLIONS of dollars a year.
So far in 2015, 400 thefts have been reported. Many transportation companies will not report thefts, opting to absorb the loss to avoid increased insurance rates and damaged reputations.