Security Cameras Capture Theft of $18K Worth of Tools From MTS Trailer

Chula Vista police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects seen on security cameras appearing to steal $18,000 worth of tools from an MTS construction trailer.

On April 17, two men went inside a locked construction trailer parked on Palomar Street just before 2:30 a.m.

The trailer was left on the street because it was being used for a San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Rapid expansion project by the San Diego Association of Governments, according to CVPD Lt. Dan Peak.

CVPD said the men stole tools, including a generator, ground compactor, and hydrostatic pump.

Peak said the suspects may have previously attempted to break into the trailer but failed. This attempt caused MTS to put in security cameras inside the trailer.

The two suspects were said to be 20 to 30 years old with short, dark hair.

The first man had an earring in his right ear and tattoos on both of his biceps. The second man had a mustache and goatee and wore thick-rimmed glasses and a gold chain.

Peak said the suspects were driving a stolen 2000 red Chevrolet pickup truck with a California license plate of 7D70263. Officials said the truck has an “aftermarket grille guard and push bumper installed on its front bumper.”

No other information was available.

Anyone with information can call CVPD at (619) 691-5151 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leads to an arrest in this case.

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