Rigs robbed

| 3/22/2005

Iowa has historically ranked high on the list of the safest states in which to live. But the state may be far from the top 10 on truckers’ lists of safe places to park.

Tractor sleeper compartments are the latest target for some savvy burglars in the Des Moines area. According to the Des Moines Register, more than 25 of them have been broken into since January.

“This is someone who apparently knows their way around a truck,” Des Moines Police Lt. Mark Morgan told the Register.

According to news reports, the burglars aren’t much interest in hijacking cargo. Swiping televisions, stereo equipment, clothing and other possessions from the cabs seem to be the focus.