Family-owned food truck ransacked by thieves

A family-owned food truck that opened just a month ago was ransacked by thieves, with most of the equipment stolen (WSYX/WTTE)

A food truck business that just opened its doors a month ago hopes to be back open next week, after thieves ransacked the insides and walked off with the stove, grill, and kitchen supplies.

"I was very disappointed, I don't know who was it," said Eduardo Nonato, as he made a list of missing stuff crooks stole Tuesday night while the vehicle was parked in a plaza lot on Westerville Rd.

Nonato Kitchen was targeted just a month after the family-owned business started serving Mexican specialties in the LInden neighborhood.

"It's sad," said Nonato.

He says crooks stole the truck's battery just a few weeks after they opened the kitchen. The family never replaced the battery, expecting the crooks would return.

"We were laughing, hahah, they don't know we took the battery out," said Nonato.

On Tuesday night when the crooks returned they brought their own battery, apparently intending to steal the truck, but they couldn't get the engine to start. That's when the thieves busted the driver's window and ransacked the vehicle.

Columbus Police are now searching for two suspects.

Nonato says despite being hit twice by thieves he has no plans to stop feeding his new neighbors.

"We cannot keep living in fear, we will keep doing it," he said Eduardo.

Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus Police at 614-645-4545.

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