MIKE MORRISThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPublished on: 03/28/07
Two armed men hijacked a tractor-trailer loaded with Macy's merchandise and duct-taped the trucker to the outside of another trailer on Wednesday morning, police said.
Atlanta police found the abandoned tractor in a parking lot near Jonesboro and Constitution roads in southeast Atlanta a few hours later, but the trailer was not with it.
The hijackers struck as the driver pulled into the Macy's loading dock at North Point Mall about 2:30 a.m. to swap a trailer of merchandise for an empty trailer, Alpharetta police spokesman Wes McCall said.
They beat the driver, then duct-taped him to the other trailer. He freed himself and broke into the Macy's to call 911, McCall said. The driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The white 48-foot trailer has Keystone Freight written on its side. The unit number on the rear bumper of the trailer is 214058, and the trailer has a Georgia license tag, number LE91596.