DENVER -- From one hero to another, retired Army Sargent Blake Biggs has a FOX31 Denver viewer to thank for reuniting him with his stolen truck.
Biggs had parked the truck, which he and his wife use to operate their photography business, outside of his mother-in-law's home in Lakewood on Saturday when it was stolen.
Thankfully one of FOX31 Denver's attentive viewers spotted the white Ford Ranger outside the American Motel, which is off Kipling Street and I-70 in Wheat Ridge, and notified Wheat Ridge Police 20 minutes after we aired a story on the stolen truck in our 5:30 p.m. broadcast on Monday.
The viewer was even able to alert police that the suspected thief was staying in the motel.
Police were able to take back the vehicle after searching it for illicit materials, and Biggs was reunited with his truck later that same evening.
“I can’t thank people enough” said Biggs Tuesday. “We were still in shock when we got the call but now, we can get our lives rolling again.”
“Usually within 24 hours these vehicles are either in parts or heading to the Mexico border,” said Lakewood Police spokesman Steve Davis. “The partnership between viewers, the media and police worked perfectly in this case.”
Biggs had just returned state-side from several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan when the truck, paid for with his service money, was stolen.
Biggs and Wheat Ridge Police wanted to issue a thank you to FOX31 Denver viewers for being vigilant and taking action.