Detectives with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are searching for the person or persons responsible for stealing a 2019 Ford F-250 pickup truck and leaving it to burn at the Highlands Mud Hole in Florida Highlands.
The truck, which was a company vehicle for American Sites & Utilities, Inc. was parked at the home of the company owner near SW 151st Place in the Florida Highlands when it was last seen.
According to a Facebook post by Garry Bach, the company’s Vice President, stated the truck was stolen at some time late Sunday night.
Bach also told Central Florida Wire that they received multiple error codes on a GPS tracking app for the truck which lead them to the burnt remains at the mud hole.
Bach believes the the truck was set on fire at approximately 3:15 a.m. which is the time they received the error codes through the GPS app.
Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating and asking for help from anyone who may have information leading to the suspect or suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Williams with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at (352) 732-8181.