NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Last year, a Bellevue Philly cheesesteak business was robbed. Now, they’ve hit it again, but this time they’ve taken an entire food truck.
On the morning of Saturday, October 22nd, managers from It’z a Philly Thing showed up to find their trailer missing and skid marks all over the parking lot.
They told News 2 they’re shocked to see their business targeted not just once, but twice.
“I went in around 10 o’clock, I went in, the back door was wide open and I could already see that the cash drawer had been ripped out. I went in, I went in the back and I could also see that the cash drawer, it had Coke poured over it. Then the next thing I knew, we had iPads out front,” said Desmond Tanner, manager of It’z at Philly Thing.
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According to Tanner, they also found their cameras disabled, making it difficult to identify the person responsible.
“We have a camera in the back, but it’s dark back there, so whoever it was, they knew if they got in, they could cut the wires in the back and then we wouldn’t be able to see anything,” Tanner said. .
Saturday’s incident marked the second time the business has been attacked in 15 months. The business also had a shutdown last July.
“It’s been years of work, thousands of dollars, countless endless nights, and to be robbed, just taken in a couple of hours, it hurts,” Tanner said.
Tanner estimated the trailer is worth more than $50,000. Additionally, the company is now missing several iPads and approximately $150 from the cash drawer.
He had a message for the manager: “I hope you really need it at the end of the day, I hope you need it and I hope it was worth it. And that’s it, I hope it was worth it.”
Anyone who sees the It’z a Philly Thing food truck is asked to contact Metro Police or the business directly at 267-324-2728.