ATLANTA -- First it was copper, now thieves are after a much heavier target that they steal and sell to scrap yards.
At least two metro area counties are reporting an increase in the theft of truck batteries.
Thieves are after batteries from this truck, all of them...all of them weigh in excess of sixty pounds It's a lot of work to steal something like this, but the suspects in this case made it easy for sheriff's deputies by leaving a cell phone and pictures.
Dennis Stanley surveys the trucks around his repair shop, and discovers where thieves have left their mark.
"I hate to keep looking," he said. "I had about 40 stacked up, they unloaded every one of those, that was a good haul for them."
Dennis Stanley is just one of many victims caught up in the newest trend in crime.