UPDATE: The truck was located on Friday, November 10, abandoned in Lenoir behind the Fairview shopping center. Blowing Rock Police are still seeking tips from the public to identify and prosecute the culprit.
High Country Crime Stoppers and Blowing Rock Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:
Sometime between 5:00 PM on November 7, 2017, and 1:00 PM, on November 8, 2017, a white 1994 Chevrolet 18-foot box truck was stolen from the parking lot of the Food Lion shopping center, 7531 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC. The truck has a 5-foot liftgate on the back. The liftgate has an American flag on it. The truck has a North Carolina registration plate of AE4890.
High Country Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information, which leads to arrests; recovery of stolen property; seizure of drugs and the location of wanted persons.
High Country Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operated by a volunteer community board of directors serving Avery and Watauga Counties. High Country Crime Stoppers encourages the reporting of information or leads which can assist law enforcement with solving crimes. Its goal is to help in the fight against crime, but it is not part of the local police departments or sheriff's offices. Each County has a law enforcement coordinator who participates as an advisor to the board but is a non-voting member. The citizen's board is responsible for operations of the program, fund raising, public relations, and approval of rewards.