BPD: City plow stolen from Dorchester lot during storm
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The hunt is on for a snowplow that disappeared in Boston during Wednesday night’s storm.
The truck was parked in Dorchester when it vanished, and the Parks and Recreation Department is asking for help finding it.
Boston Police say someone pulled off a major heist: they drove off with a snow plow.
According to investigators, the thief used the cover of night and a snow storm to steal a plow from the Boston Parks and Recreation lot in Franklin Park.
An employee told police they saw a snow plow truck driving erratically and then leave the area. They did a quick inventory check and sure enough, it was gone.
“That sounds really dumb. Why would you steal a snow plow? It’s a waste of time,” one man said.
It won’t be hard to miss: it’s a white 2004 Chevy pickup truck with a plow on the front and a sander on the back.
As the search intensified, police received a tip. The truck was spotted on West 8th Street in South Boston, but there was no sign of it when officers arrived.
The bold theft and elusive plow sparked theories about why someone would steal such a big and obvious snow-removal tool.
Boston Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the snow plow to contact them.