Here’s the story, by my colleague Duncan Adams. These guys pleaded guilty to possession of stolen Elizabeth Arden cosmetics (and a truck trailer) valued at $250,000. The theft occurred last November at Lawrence Transportation Systems in Botetourt County.
In all, four trailers were stolen. The other three, which had held cargo worth $795,000, were recovered empty in New Jersey. The crew that pleaded guilty yesterday were caught by the cops trying to repaint the still-full trailer in Winchester.
One of those four guys owned the tractor the half-repainted trailer was hitched to. Looks like he’ll be able to buy it back from Virginia for $11,000.
So the total value of the heist was more than $1 million.
Probation, seriously? And they get to do it in Florida?