Joe Truckdriver is told to load up a shipment of boxes and take it to another city. He loads up the truck and gets on the road, intending in good faith to deliver the goods. He passes through several jurisdictions (e.g. counties, cities, or even countries). At some point midway, he forms a criminal intent to deprive the owner of goods, and immediately stops by the side of the road and abandons some of the shipment. He gets back on the road and arrives at his destination. The recieving clerk notices that some of the shipment is missing, and asks Joe if he knows anything about it. Joe confesses to what he did, but states (honestly) that he doesn’t remember what jurisdiction he left the goods in. The loss-prevention department of the freight company and local police scour the roads, but the goods are never found (e.g. the goods were appropriated by passersby, they were blown away in the wind, eaten or carried away by animals, etc.). No circumstantial physical evidence can be found such as tire tracks or footprints, and no witnesses step forward.
Would Joe get off, since the law can’t figure out where and under what law to try him? E.g. if he drove through a jurisdiction were any theft was a felony, and also passed through a jurisdiction where theft is only a felony if the goods stolen are worth more than $1000 USD, and the missing boxes held goods worth $500 USD, then it is clearly important as a matter of law to determine where the theft occurred. I’m guessing that he can’t be charged with possession of stolen property in the ending jurisdiction (where he confessed) since he abandoned the goods before arriving there.