Train Heist In Progress
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GMC Canyon Heist: Trucks Damaged, Abandoned

Published January 14, 2024 at 7:02 PM

In a daring heist near Gomez Palacio, Durango, a group of thieves attempted to steal new midsize pickup trucks from a freight train, resulting in significant damage to both vehicles.

The incident unfolded at 1 a.m. Central time in a Ferromex rail yard, where armed individuals targeted a stationary railcar carrying Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups.

Despite breaking the lock to access the vehicles, the thieves were interrupted by Municipal Police patrolling the highway near the rail yard.

Upon noticing the police presence, the criminals hastily abandoned their mission, leaving a white Chevy Colorado hanging from the railcar's edge with a dented tailgate.

A grey GMC Canyon Denali was positioned across the tracks, parallel to the car carrier, and later collided with a passing train. Photos shared on Facebook documented the aftermath.

The stolen trucks were likely in transit from the Wentzville, Missouri factory to Mexican dealers. While the trucks, with minimal fuel in their tanks to deter theft, are insured, the real loss falls on the insurance company.

The Chevy appears repairable, but the fate of the GMC, damaged in the collision, seems destined for a junkyard, despite the potential utility of its impressive 2.7-liter turbo engine.

Credits: The Drive
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