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READING, PA - A 15-year-old boy was arrested on his birthday moments after Reading police said he robbed a food truck at knifepoint.

The holdup happened around 11:20 a.m. Monday on the parking lot of a car wash in the 1800 block of Kutztown Road. The teen, armed with a knife, approached the truck and demanded money from a worker inside, police said.

“That is very sad that our society has come to this, you know holding up other children.

Children holding up children, that is sad,” said Wilma Herrera, the owner of El Carreton Del Sabor.

The suspect made off with $20, but he didn’t get very far before he was apprehended by responding RPD officers.

Andrew Butler, an employee at nearby H&B NAPA AutoCare, said he’s seen the teen often leaving trash in the business’ parking lot, but he never expected this. “The kid is always around. He always seemed like a little bit of trouble, but I guess I was surprised he actually did it,” Butler said.

The food truck’s owner said she is just happy police caught him so quickly.

Find the entire article at wfmz.com <here>

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STOCKTON, CA – According to the Stockton Record, a food truck vendor was held up at knife point in the vicinity of March Lane and Kentfield Road around 9:50 p.m. Monday.

The unnamed 28-year-old victim had just closed down his food truck at the corner of Kentfield and Gateway Court when three male juveniles showed up brandishing large knives and demanded his money. They fled the scene with cash and some of his property, according to a report.

The victim told police the robbers were all between 16 and 17 years old and of different races.

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Arepas El Cacao food truckORLANDO,FL - An armed food truck robbery on International Drive was caught on video and authorities are hoping the public can help identify the suspected criminals.

Earlier this month, workers for the Arepas El Cacao food truck parked in the 5300 block of International Drive — in the heart of Orlando’s tourist corridor — were robbed by two masked men, Orlando police said.

The Nov. 11 robbery was caught by the food truck’s camera, which showed the two suspected robbers assaulting a customer, taking his wallet and barging into the kitchen area to attack the worker.

One of the men, covering his face with what appears to be a shirt, pointed a silver revolver at both victims while a second man, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, punched and shoved the men.

The men got away with cash from inside the truck and other items, which were not disclosed.

Both fled from the scene on foot, said police spokesman Sgt. Jim Young.

Anyone with information about the crime to call Crimeline anonymously at 1-800-423-8477.

All callers are eligible for a cash reward.

Find the original article at orlandosentinel.com <here>

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Arepas El Cacao food truckORLANDO, FL - According to an Orlando Sentinel report employees of an Orlando food truck parked were robbed at gunpoint early Monday.

At about 1 a.m., two men robbed the Arepas El Cacao food truck, which was parked near the Divers Direct store off International Drive.

The men got away with cash and other items, which were not disclosed.

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OCONOMOWOC, WI - A man threatened two women working at Chilango Express, a Mexican food truck in downtown Oconomowoc, with a knife Tuesday afternoon. Police say they were called around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday by one of the women who said the man demanded money from the two women and then fled the scene.

The man, described as white, in his 20s with a thin build and about 5 feet 11 inches tall, took off with an undisclosed amount of cash and has not been located.

The truck was parked in the 200 block of East Wisconsin Avenue Tuesday when the suspect wearing a white T-shirt and tan cargo shorts robbed the women working inside the truck.

Police arrived at the scene two minutes after the call and searched the area but with no success. The man also took a green apron which contained cash.

Police Chief Dave Beguhn said the last robbery in the area involved a serial bank robber who hit banks in the area and was later caught. However, the man never displayed a weapon.

Police ask anyone with information to call (262) 567-4401.

Find the original article at livinglakecountry.com <here>

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LOUISVILLE, KY – Louisville Metro Police need help finding a man accused of robbing a food truck, holding a gun to a teenager’s head and demanding money.

Las Gorditas LouisvillePolice say the suspect’s name is Bobby Aldridge. The victims at Las Gorditas say Aldridge didn’t just rob them once, he robbed them twice.

Las Gorditas is a small restaurant on wheels that’s been a hidden treasure for the last eight years at the corner of Bardstown Road and Watterson Trail in Buechel. It prides itself on serving fresh, authentic Mexican food.

But instead of worrying about typical business operations, owner Esperanza Costas now has constant fears because of the robberies which happened fewer than two weeks apart. “I want to move, but all my business is here,” she said.

The first time, Costas said, the life of her 17-year-old niece was threatened.

“I was just thinking about my family really, like not being able to see them anymore,” said victim Marisol Torres. “When I put my head down to write their order, as soon as I put my head down, he grabbed me by my hoodie and put the gun to my head.”

Police said they already arrested the two people the gunman was with, Kyle Paisley and Katherine Saling, but Aldridge remains at large.

Bobby Aldridge is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call police as soon as possible at 502–574-LMPD.

Find the entire story with video by Katie Bauer at wave3.com <here>

 

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PORTLAND, OR - An Oregon food-truck owner and her family nearly had their holiday ruined after a thief a stole all the business’ Thanksgiving profits.

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And that’s a big deal for a business that specializes in pies.

“I worked really hard the week leading up to Thanksgiving,” Mary Sheridan, who owns and operates The Honey Pot food truck in Portland, said. “I made as many pies as possible and we did really well.”

Sales plummet for most food trucks at the end of November after the Thanksgiving rush, Sheridan said.

“Things don’t often pick back up until the spring,” she added.  “I was relying on that money to help get me through the winter.”

But when Sheridan returned to the truck Saturday, after taking Black Friday off to rest from a grueling week, she found all the money in the truck, totaling $1,800, had been stolen. A single apple pie was also taken, along with a 10-inch chef’s knife.

“I guess they needed something to cut their pie with,” she joked.

She normally never leaves money in the truck overnight and police told her they had no leads to follow and probably wouldn’t be pursuing the case.

Sheridan decided to vent her frustration by posting a strongly worded letter on her truck shaming the thief. The single mother wanted whoever stole her money to know that they’d stolen not just from her but also from Sheridan’s two young children and from a small business that struggles this time of year.

Find the entire article by By Joshua Gardner at abcnews.com <here>

 

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - Police are looking for the teens who robbed a food truck near Kirby on Sunday. Officers say the two men walked up to the truck and started talking to the worker inside but then tried to grab the cash register.

When they couldn’t get it, police say the teens stole a tip jar and started firing shots into the air. The suspects ran off but then fired more shots at the employee. No one was hit and the suspects only got away with about $6.

If you have any information that will help the police apprehend these suspects, please call (210)207-7273.

 

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