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Stolen taco truck in Joliet Township still missing: cops

Owner does not wish to pursue charges, just wants truck back, police said

A taco truck that was stolen roughly eight months ago in Joliet Township still has not been recovered, police said.

On Aug. 31, a woman reported that her 1993 GMC P3500 taco truck was stolen some time after Jan. 30, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

“The owner called deputies for a report to be filed stating that she was unable to make a report earlier because she was waiting for the title to be sent from the Secretary of State,” officials said.

The truck was described as yellow and red with a Route 53 symbol and the words “Taco Truck” painted on the sides, officials said.

As of Thursday, the vehicle has not been recovered, sheriff spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said.

Hoffmeyer said no business name was on the truck.

“The vehicle door was closed with a chain and padlock but it could be started without a key because of issues with the ignition,” she said.

The owner attempted three times to make a report, but without proof of ownership, she could not do so until she received the new title from the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office, Hoffmeyer said. The owner had recently purchased the vehicle, she said.

“She stated to deputies that she did not wish to pursue charges if the offender was located, she just wanted her vehicle returned to her,” Hoffmeyer said.

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