5-ton military truck found after being stolen from Monroe business

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UPDATE: Monroe police said Monday that the truck had been found the night before stuck in the snow off Foss River Road in Skykomish.

The truck’s owner said there was some minor damage and a few tools were missing. He wanted to thank everyone for being on the lookout for the truck.

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It’s a 1986 AM General M923A1 military truck that is two to three times bigger than your average pickup truck.

Armageddon Arms owner, Shannon Jelenek, says he drives the truck on the weekends, as advertising for his shop.

On Saturday, he had parked the truck outside his Monroe gun shop, but about two hours later someone called him saying they saw it driving down the road.

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Jelenek enlisted the public's help and posted the theft on Facebook. So far, the post has been shared more than 370 times.

Jelenek says the truck has also been spotted dozens of times, but it still has not been recovered.

"We've had police officers calling, we've gotten great community support. Don't get me wrong, everyone is out looking for this truck," said Jelenek.

He is hoping to get the truck back in one piece.

If you know who stole it, Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to a thousand dollars for information that leads to an arrest and the truck`s return.

Use the P3 Tips App on your phone or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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