A Brantford couple says their food trailer was stolen from their property this week after they posted it for sale online. The mobile kitchen was a part of their livelihood and charitable efforts. Brantford Police tell CHCH News they are investigating the reported theft.
The incident was all captured on Bob and Glynis Pedley’s surveillance camera. Glynis said, “Every cent that I had available we invested in it. I want it back, I would love to have it back…”
The couple says a grey pickup truck hitched their trailer and drove off with it on Sunday afternoon. The trailer is marked with various cartoon images of food.
Glynis says they paid $60,000 for it brand new in 2021 but were trying to sell the mobile kitchen online and close up shop because of health concerns.
She and Bob say prior to the incident, they left the house after a no-show viewing of the trailer.
The Pedley’s say they had the trailer parked during a portion of the pandemic and they needed a safety inspection before they could insure it.
The Pedley’s neighbour, Steffanie Hockley says she witnessed the vehicle leaving the area. “As I noticed the food truck, I went to wave and I was not familiar with the drivers of the truck, so I just assumed that maybe they sold their truck that day.”
The Pedley’s say while the suspected pickup truck took off with the food trailer, the vehicle headed westbound on Allenby Avenue and made a left on Erie Avenue.
Brantford Police confirm to CHCH News it received the theft report at the property. They say they’ve reviewed the surveillance and have notified neighbouring jurisdictions.
Bob says the trailer has two fryers, two grills, two fridges, a freezer, and more
“they could strip it down and make some money, not as much as it’s worth, but they will make money.”
The Pedley’s want to warn others to be careful when selling items online and they say they’re offering a $5,000 reward to get their trailer back.