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Final Stolen Rental Truck Found

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    Final Stolen Rental Truck Found
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    UPDATE: All the stolen trucks were recovered by late Tuesday.

    Police recovered two stolen U-Haul trucks blocks away from one another in the Kingsessing section of the city Tuesday morning. A third stolen truck was found in North Philadelphia.

    Three of the recovered trucks were stolen on Sept. 11 from 12th and Washington Streets in South Philly. A fourth truck stolen that day -- a Budget Rental vehicle -- was found late Tuesday night at Chadwick and Reed Streets in South Philly.

    A total of six trucks were stolen since Sept. 3, according to police -- two of which were found almost immediately.

    Stolen Rental Trucks Cause Terror Concern

    [PHI] Stolen Rental Trucks Cause Terror Concern
    The theft of six rental trucks raised concerns about security, as all the trucks were taken while Philadelphians prepared to observe the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.
    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011)

    The first of the trucks found Tuesday was recovered at 54th and Trinity. The second, a half-block away on 54th and Chester. Both were vandalized, according to police.

    The third was discovered on the 3200-block of North Park Avenue in North Philadelphia.

    The Philadelphia Police Homeland Security Office, the bomb squad and their K-9 unit were brought in to search the stolen vehicles.

    "We were very concerned due to the fact that four U-Haul-type vehicles were stolen in Philadelphia on Sunday, 9/11," Police tell NBC Philadelphia. "These U-Haul vehicles can be and have been used in the past to transport explosive devices."

    After a thorough inspection, authorities do not believe the thefts have anything to do with 9/11.


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