Wright Man May be out Five Vehicles and $3K
A 43-year-old man from Wright is out approximately $11,400 after two suspects reportedly made off with five vehicles and $3,000 cash.
Sheriff Scott Matheny said the man who reported the crime met the two other men at a gas station in Colorado, where he hired them to transport two Toyota pickups, an ATV, and two Honda motorcycles to his family in Guatemala, Mexico.
In February, the vehicle owner picked up the two would-be transport drivers from the airport in Casper and drove them to his home in Wright.
One of the tires on a Toyota needed replaced before the vehicles were transported, so the vehicle owner left the others at his home while he drove to Sheridan to pick one up, said Matheny.
However, the 43-year-old man left $3,000 cash, intended as payment for transporting the vehicles, and incomplete vehicle titles inside on of the trucks.
The men at his home contacted the 43-year-old man before he returned from Sheridan, advising him that they didn’t want to wait for his return and would be leaving shortly, Matheny said.
The men were instructed to wait for his return, but when the 43-year-old got home, all the vehicles were gone.
The vehicle owner had been in contact with the individuals recently, but they have since ceased all communication, leading him to believe the vehicles, and money, were stolen.
The identity of the individuals is not known; the 43-year-old man only learned that their last name is reportedly Garcia.
The total estimated cost of the vehicles is $8,400.