Cattle Thief’s Caught by Modern Technology

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (AP) _ Authorities went high tech to catch some central Florida cattle rustlers.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says red-light cameras helped detectives track down two men accused of stealing more than a dozen cows from an Auburndale pasture.

The cows were taken from 77-year-old Ed Davis’ farm in December.

The Ledger of Lakeland (http://bit.ly/xaEUp9 ) reports 37-year-old Andres Trujillo and 29-year-old Yoinel DeVera-Guiterrez were arrested this week.

They face charges of grand theft of livestock and dealing in stolen property.

Red-light camera footage shows a truck registered to Trujillo running a light the day of the thefts. It matched the description of a vehicle used in other cattle thefts.

Detectives found footage of the pair selling cattle in an auction that day.

Jail records did not list an attorney for the men.

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