Leo’s Taqueria stolen food trailer found in Missouri

Published: Apr. 18, 2021 at 8:32 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: A food truck that was stolen from a home in southwest Wichita has been located in Independence, Missouri.

Leo Zapata said within days of arriving, the truck was stolen. He even offered up a $1,000 reward to help find the missing vehicle.

Zapata said police believe someone in the area around his home stole the truck. He said now that he has it back, he will buy locks to make sure the theft doesn’t happen again.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Owners of a food truck and catering company, Leo’s Taqueria, are offering a $1,000 reward for locating their food trailer. Leo Zapata said his food truck was stolen from his home in southwest Wichita on Friday night.

Zapata has been in the food truck and catering business for the last five years. He decided to expand, buying another food truck to keep up with demand.

“We decided we needed a second trailer, one for our catering and this one to set up out there because we needed more equipment and everything,” Zapata said.

Within days of the trailer arriving in Wichita, it was stolen before he could finish getting it insured. With the suppression system and some of the equipment inside the trailer, Zapata said he’s invested about $26,000 to $27,000. He calls the loss frustrating, but one that won’t stop him from continuing to build his business.

“It’s going to hurt us a little but we are going to come out stronger, so we are positive about it and are ready to pitch in,” he said. “If we need to buy another one we will do it and nothing is going to stop us, we will keep on going.”

If you have seen the trailer or have any information, call police, or contact Leo Zapata directly at 316-796-2387. The trailer is black with a license tag 061-NYP.

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