A tractor-truck was found to have broken into a fleet farm tire warehouse in Arizona, leaving three employees in the dark about what had happened, according to an indictment filed Tuesday in U.K. courts.
The indictment alleges that the theft occurred sometime between March 10 and May 17 at a tire factory in Arizona.
According to the indictment, an employee of the company, Tractor Truck Company Inc., was “totally unaware” that the company had stolen tires.
The indictment also alleges that after the theft, Tractors was able to track down the owner of the truck, and the employee was able tell him what had transpired.
Tractor Truck has not commented on the matter.
The case, first reported by The Times-Picayune, is the latest in a string of incidents in the United States involving theft and vandalism of truck tire warehouses.
Tractors had a $1.6 billion market share in the industry in 2016, according the company’s annual report, which also said it had been growing annually at 5 percent per year since 2014.
It said the theft would cost the company between $2.3 million and $5.3 to repair.
The theft occurred in Tucson, Arizona, which is about an hour’s drive from Phoenix, according a news release from the U,K.
The charges were unsealed Tuesday.