Semi-Truck Full of TVs Stolen

The suspect tried to trick the driver into giving up his load

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    NBC Bay Area

    An entire semi-truck full of televisions was stolen Saturday morning after the suspect tried to trick the driver into handing over part of his load, according to San Diego Police. 

    The driver of the TV-bearing semi-truck  told police that he was cut off by another white semi cab without a trailer while driving in the 8500 block of Avenida Costa Sur in San Diego's Otay Mesa area around 8:30 a.m. 

    The second driver jumped into the victim's cab and told him some of his TVs were to be transferred to the suspect's truck. 

    When the driver tried to call his boss to confirm the transfer, the suspect hit the phone out of his hand, police said. 

    At that point, another vehicle pulled up suspiciously, and somehow the suspect hopped in the driver's seat of the TV-filled truck and drove off eastbound on Avenida Costa Sur. 

    The stolen semi's cab has the California license plate 9D10606 and the words "Add Express" with blue flames on the side. The stolen trailer had the California license plate 4MM5320.

    The suspect is about 5-foot-6-inches with a heavy build, and he was wearing a white button-up shirt and jeans.