GRINCH ALERT: 1,000 Christmas Trees Stolen From Costco

GRINCH ALERT: 1,000 Christmas Trees Stolen From Costco

GRINCH ALERT: 1,000 Christmas Trees Stolen From Costco

Miami-Dade police are on the lookout for two semi-truck trailers filled with Christmas trees that were stolen from a Kendall Costco on Tuesday night.

Someone made off with the two 53-foot semi-truck trailers parked outside the mega-store at 13450 SW 120th St., across the street from the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport. Inside: $18,000 in Christmas trees.

Florida Beauty, a large refrigerated floral truck delivery service in South Florida, dropped off the two trailers, valued together at $78,000, on Tuesday afternoon. The trailers, each holding 500 trees, were stolen sometime between 8 p.m. and midnight.

“They were brand new — 2015,” said Frank Ducassi, vice president of sales for Florida Beauty.

At the Kendall Costco, a major retailer of Christmas trees, the Fraser firs are sold right out of the trailers for $30 each. According to the general manager, this is the only time all year that non-Costco brand equipment stays on site overnight.

Normal protocol for Costco equipment — and as a general safety precaution for any trailer — is to enable a “pin lock,” which complicates semi-trucks from connecting with and hauling off a trailer.

 

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