SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – A San Jose family is broken after their food truck and dream were taken away.
The Ayala family, already badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, say their only source of income was stolen last week.
Now they pray that it will be found.
The food truck was stolen from a gas station parking lot and the family were only months away from the payout.
It was a way for the Ayala family to make a living while enjoying life before their purple food truck was stolen.
Fighting tears, Juana Ayala says she withered Adelitas Cocina with her husband in 2015.
It was an investment to make money and possibly pay for their children’s college education.
But then someone took it away.
The truck was usually parked at the Chevron gas station at the intersection of Berryessa and North Capitol in East San Jose.
They served Mexican and Central American foods like burritos and quesadillas.
The surveillance video shows two men in a white pickup who stole it on September 13th.
Ayala’s son Michael, who lives in Portland, says his parents were just months away from paying the truck and were wondering what to do next.
The San Jose Police were unable to provide much information other than to say the vehicle has been reported stolen and if found it will be returned.
The family continues to thank the community for their support during this time.