Stolen Trucks Prompt Kansas City Terrorism Fears

Michael Calhoun

KANSAS CITY (KMOX) – Nine moving trucks, stolen last weekend, have all been recovered by Kansas City, Missouri police.

As authorities brace for the chance of terror attacks in New York City and Washington D.C. this weekend, the K.C. crime spree prompted speculation as to a terror connection.

It was a quick way to get the attention of St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson.

“The way we look at a truck, or anything out of the ordinary … we look at it totally different today,” Jenkerson said late Thursday.

Five of the trucks, according to the Kansas City Star, were stolen from Budget Rental and four from Penske.

They were recovered in the Kansas City area, believed to have been taken by scrap thieves who needed a way to haul their loot.

Why the terror scare?

Police said they issued widespread bulletins when the trucks disappeared, but didn’t necessarily send out word of the trucks’ recovery on Wednesday.

Copyright KMOX Radio

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