CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - UPDATE (1:08 p.m. 7/6/16): Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have made an arrest in a case involving a stolen food truck.
CMPD has arrested and charged Kelvin Marquis Jones.
The Philly Italian Ice and Mobile Eatery food truck was stolen over Memorial Day weekend and recovered the following Thursday.
$15,000 worth of equipment was stolen.
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A stolen food truck was recovered Thursday morning in west Charlotte.
The Philly Italian Ice and Mobile Eatery food truck was found stripped of everything, even the generator. Even all of the writing has been pulled off as well, according to the owners.
No charges have been made so far, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
The local food truck owner was in for quite a surprise Tuesday morning. After taking the holiday weekend off, their truck was stolen from storage.
The food truck was parked at a public storage facility in northeast Charlotte on Thursday, May 26.
Jill Young and her husband enjoy serving their famous Italian ice, so they travel around the state in their brightly colored food truck.
“When the food truck trend started, we decided we were going to join the trend,” Young explained.
The hobby turned in to a full time job, with the truck frequently setting up shop at Charlotte’s food truck Friday.
With the holiday weekend, came some time off. Jill’s husband dropped off the trailer at a public storage facility off Newell Hickory Grove Road in northeast Charlotte.
When he went to pick it up Tuesday morning, it was gone.
“When we came in the house he was very, very angry. He was like Jill, I could tell in his voice, you aren’t going to believe this,” Young said.
The trailer had $50,000 of equipment inside and it vanished with few clues.
“Something that you worked very hard for. Blood, sweat and tears and someone just comes in front of your face and now you’re not in business,” said Young.
Even more troubling is the truck has been stored at the same location for about two years without any problems. The storage facility has a sign warning of video surveillance and is even surrounded by a fence with barbed wire.
“It’s very suspicious because when you enter the fence you need to have a code,” Young said.
FOX 46 Charlotte called and went to the storage facility, but were told a manager couldn’t answer any questions.
Jill and her husband were told storage is at your own risk.
“Because of this experience we would take precautions, extra precautions, when we are selecting a place to store our livelihood, our business,” Young said.
If you would like to help Jill and her husband, they've set up a GoFundMe account, CLICK HERE!