Food and beverage was the hottest commodity for December 21-27 cargo theft
Three incidents were recorded in the December 21-27 cargo theft report, nine less than the prior week. Seven additional incidents from 12/13-12/20 were received this week by CargoNet. All of the events were categorized as thefts and the majority occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday 12/20-21.
Illinois and Texas were this week’s top cargo theft trouble spots with two reported incidents each. A tractor was stolen in 75% of the thefts. Food and beverage accounted for 50% of the commodities hijacked. Locations of the occurrences included parking lots, a warehouse, and a secured yard.
Food and beverage thefts made up 40% of all reported incidents for the week. Commercial/industrial and household items were also stolen. Sixty percent of all recorded incidents included the theft of the tractor, trailer, or both in addition to the cargo.
Warehouses were the week’s most commonly marked destinations, while other thefts happened in secured yards, parking lots, and on the side of the road.