FARMINGTON —  Two brand-new Ford150 pickup trucks were stolen from the lot of a Farmington auto dealer early Saturday morning.

One of the trucks was found later Saturday morning driven off the road and burned beyond recognition on Greenwood Street in Greenwood.

James White, general manager of Farmington Ford, called police after arriving at the Route 2 and 4 dealership at about 7 a.m. to find glass on the pavement and two empty slots where the vehicles were parked, Farmington Police Officer Michael Adcock said.

Along with taking the two 2010 trucks, one blue with pearl trim and the other red, a third truck was damaged.

The blue truck was believed to have been involved in an accident or run off the roadway and then burned in Greenwood.  It was unrecognizable except for the tailgate and dealer plate which State Police tracked back to the Farmington dealer, Adcock said.

The dealer plate was reported taken from a truck on the opposite side of Farmington Ford’s lot. The red truck remains unaccounted for, he said.

The third truck with an extended cab had a rear window smashed.

Police estimate the value of the vehicles and damage done at about $75,000.

One of the trucks taken carried a retail price tag of over $38,000 and the other $35,000 and the window replacement, for the third truck, is estimated at about $600, Adcock said.

Farmington Police Det. Marc Bowering gathered evidence at the scene and has sent it to the state crime lab while police continue their investigation and are working on finding the other red truck, he said.

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