The tractor from a stolen
tractor-trailer carrying fertilizer and pesticides was found in Elizabeth,
NJ, on Thursday, but the trailer has not been found, despite a nationwide
alert. Authorities said they hoped the thief was unaware of what the truck
was carrying and took it hoping it was carrying electronics or clothing that
could be easily resold.
The cab was found abandoned
on Route 1 and 9 at Bond Street. It was towed to a state police forensic laboratory
The truck was stolen
Tuesday night or Wednesday morning from the loading dock of Rockland Corp.
in Parsippany, NJ. The theft comes as concern spreads nationwide over the
possible use of hazardous materials trucks in terrorist attacks.
The 45-foot 1998 Freuhauf
trailer has "Rockland" in green letters on all four sides with New
Jersey registration T392VD. Anyone with information should call the Parsippany,
NJ police at (973) 263-4300.