Two Fort Worth men were arrested Wednesday for stealing seven cars – and the transport that was carrying them – at a Rhome truck stop.
Rhome police officer Brody Brown said the driver of the truck had stopped to fill up with gas at Love’s in Rhome and had gone inside to pay. Brown said while it is common for truck drivers to leave their trucks running, this driver forgot to lock his door.
He came back outside to find the truck gone.
Rhome police were contacted around 9:45 p.m. After contacting the trucking company, they were able to track the truck using GPS. It appeared the truck was in North Richland Hills.
Brown said North Richland Hills police were contacted and were able to locate the truck around 11:30 p.m.
“They had already unloaded one vehicle,” Brown said.
The transport contained seven Ford vehicles, mostly pickups. They were being shipped from Mesquite to Vernon when the theft occurred.
Jesus Montez, 26, and Sergio Morales, 25, were both arrested and taken to the Wise County Jail where they were charged with theft greater than $200,000, a first-degree felony.
As of late Friday, both remained in the Wise County Jail with bond set at $100,000 each.