Thieves fetch 36,000 lbs of dog food; investigators hungry for leads

LA VISTA, Neb. (WOWT) -- A large dog food theft has investigators hungry for leads.

La Vista Police spotted a semi with an empty trailer in an industrial area on Monday. It had been stolen from a Bellevue trucking firm lot.

Investigators have determined about 36,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo dog food worth about $120,000 had been stolen from the trailer.

The kibble heist may be connected to the theft of three rental trucks in the Omaha area about the same time. One rental truck was found empty in Omaha and the other two were recovered in Dallas, Texas.

Bellevue detectives are in contact with authorities in Dallas to see if any dog food was in those stolen rental trucks. The stolen trailer left in La Vista did have a few pallets of dog food left behind by the thieves.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Sarpy County Crime Stoppers at (402) 592-STOP (7867).