Food truck owners pushing forward after business stolen

- On any summer day you could find Jill Young and her husband with their bright red food truck in or around Charlotte. Their livelihood was stolen last weekend from a local storage facility and recovered on Thursday with $15,000 worth of equipment missing.

The couple has now returned to their roots by selling Italian ice from a push cart.

"This is our baby. This is our first love," said Jill Young.

But scooping their famous frozen treat from a small cart doesn't replace the lost wages from their full-time job inside their food truck.

"We don't know what our next step is at this point. We have to do it day by day," said Young.

It's on hot summer days that Philly's Italian Ice says they do most of their business, which makes their stolen trailer even more difficult.

"It's just hard to explain something that you worked very hard for and it's no longer there. We are out of business. We are out of the food truck business," said Young.

Jill Young and her husband are out of a job, but the suspect is still on the run.

"You should be ashamed of yourself. To steal someone's business that they worked very hard for. I pray that you will repent," said Young.

Whoever stole the truck, stripping it of all it's equipment, is impacting more than just Jill and her husband.

"We have been getting calls from customers, e-mails, Facebook messages saying they were so sorry this happened to us and we were one of their favorite food trucks," said Young.

Although they are back to square one for now, the Young's say their famous truck will be back in business someday.

If you would like to help, a GoFundMe account has been setup. You can donate by clicking here.

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