TSO Mobile is helping prevent and monitor the theft of copper and other assets with its GPS Tracking System... The plumbing company "Island Plumbing" is lucky to have our GPS Tracking system implemented in its fleet of vehicles, but it is sad that the law is not giving a strong and fair punishment to thieves once they are caught with the stolen vehicles.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A group of South Florida plumbers feel that their costly investments may be going down the drain in a series of unusual crimes, and the suspects are getting away with it all.
The owners of V&D Plumbing and Island Plumbing are two of the companies who have seen their businesses targeted for fast cash.
Victor Diaz, of V&D Plumbing, has been a part of the plumbing business for 20 years and is just one of the many victims of the carjacking.
“You see another guy going in front of the van going in,” said Diaz as he watched the surveillance video of his van being stolen. “He has something in his hand that pushes the lock of the truck and right away, the front door opens.”
So what is the reward for this epidemic of plumbing van thefts? According to Diaz, they want copper.
Dozens of vans have been stolen in search of the metal. Once stolen, the van’s contents are stripped to take to the scrap metal yard. After the thieves stash the cash, they leave the van, often in the heart of Liberty City.
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