PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Thieves got away with a big haul in Northeast Philadelphia early Friday morning.
According to police, two men cut a latch on a tractor-trailer parked outside a warehouse on the 2700 block of Commerce Way at about 1:30 a.m. and stole 38 TVs from the back of the truck.
James Goldsmith, the truck driver, was sleeping inside the cab when the bandits swooped in.
"I said, 'I'm calling the police,' and they took off. They took off down the street," said Goldsmith.
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He said he has never experienced anything like this in his 20-year career.
The suspects got away in a white and red truck.
A short time later, police said state troopers encountered a person nearby in a broken-down pickup truck on Interstate 95 at Woodhaven Road.
Action News has learned a person is now in custody in connection to the case, but has not been charged at this time.
"This is too much. People need to get out here and work for a living. I'm out here working living, you know," Goldsmith said.
Police said cargo thefts have been an ongoing issue in the Northeast and in South Philadelphia.
Just a few weeks ago, some two millions dimes were stolen from a truck in Northeast Philadelphia.
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