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Food truck in Kamloops gets stolen, damaged and recovered

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Gyldi's Pizza

When the owner of Gyldi's Pizza went to pick up the company food truck on the morning of July 22, he was shocked to find out the truck was gone.

The truck is parked every night at Andres Tires on West Victoria Street. The business owners Fredy Parada and his wife Silvia Nino looked at the footage on Andres Tires security camera. 

"The camera showed Fredy parking the truck the night before at 8 p.m.," Nino said. "Fifteen minutes later a stranger shows up and takes an hour breaking into the truck before driving it away at 9:15 p.m."

Parada called the police while Nino collected information from their insurance company. The police arrived and took their statements. Nino then went to social media to get the news out that her food truck was missing.

"I asked the public to keep looking for the truck," she said. "We received several leads and calls from the concerned public, one of which directed us to the Petro Canada gas station in Dallas. We drove out to look but our truck was not there."

Nino says she phoned the police early this morning but there wasn't new information on the case. Mid-morning, another call from the public came in to tell them their truck had, again, been spotted at the Petro Canada gas station in Dallas. 

"I phoned the police and drove out to Dallas," Nino said. "By the time we got there the police were there and so was our truck. The driver, an unfamiliar man, was taken into police custody."

Nino says there is approximately $2,000 dollars of damage to the truck and approximately $2,000 worth of spoiled food due to the freezers being unplugged. She has applied to her insurance company for coverage but is not clear at this time how much coverage she will receive. In the summer, the food truck brings in 70% of the total revenue for this small, family-owned business, she said.

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