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Security cameras block big rig theft in Garland

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GARLAND, Texas -

A Garland trucking company sick of getting ripped off by gas thieves, decided to install security cameras. The move paid off, before the family-owned Fit Logistics lost something even bigger.

Cameras installed by Single Source Group picked up suspicious activity on the trucking company's property Sunday night. They caught suspects making a few passes in their pickup truck, before honing in on one rig.

Security specialists at the camera monitoring company, Thrive Intelligence, noticed the activity and called police.

When officers arrived minutes later, the specialists could tell police exactly where to find the suspects. Guns drawn, police pulled them from their hiding spot in the sleeper of the cab.

Bobby Cline, 25, and William Ayla, 48, were both arrested. 

It appeared the suspects weren't trying to simply siphon fuel - instead wanted to steal the whole truck.

"I really didn't think they'd be caught red-handed," Mike Szczypta, business owner's son, said. "Very frustrating, but finally I think we've solved it."

Ayla is a truck mechanic. He and Cline are charged with trying to steal the rig.


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