Every year, there are dozens and dozens of trucks carrying cargo that are stolen in Florida. Last year alone, more than 100 trucks were stolen. And while most of the trucks were recovered, the cargo that they were carrying was lost forever.
With that in mind, it's not surprising to hear that a truck was stolen from a truck stop in Volusia County, Fla. last weekend. What is surprising, though, is what was inside the truck. That's because the truck was carrying approximately $120,000 worth of Hershey's chocolate when it was taken. Police don't believe that the thieves who stole the truck were targeting the chocolate—they were likely after the truck itself—but food items are often stolen from trucks in Florida because of how easy they are to resell later. So if you're a store owner in Florida and you come across a guy trying to unload a truckload—a literal truckload—of Hershey's bars, you know where they came from.
Police are still actively searching for the 2012 Freightliner Cascadia, which is worth about $90,000, that was stolen during the heist. Let's hope the truck—and, more importantly, the chocolate!—is safe and sound.
[via Orlando Sentinel]