Food Truck Owner Gets Front Row Seat To Truck Robbery


Friday, June 18th 2021, 10:24 pm


OKLAHOMA CITY -

A food truck owner had a front row seat to watch the burglary of his truck. He saw it all unfold on his security system.

The owner, Juan Pérez, said he had to shut down his truck for repair. He's hoping the surveillance footage leads police to the suspect.

Pérez received a notification from his security system early on June 1. The camera captured someone breaking into his food truck.

“They broke a window in the truck and the person entered,” Pérez said in Spanish. “This person didn’t know I could see them. I was just watching them rob me.”

The police report stated the suspect "broke the driver’s side window" and "crawled inside.”

Inside, security footage showed him looking around the cash register.

“This was near Southwest 59th and Penn. It was late at night. Obviously, no one was there,” Oklahoma City Police Department Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.

As he looked around, the suspect placed an iPhone in his pocket.

“He rummaged through it, took several items,” Knight said.

Pérez has had his food truck for four years. He said he regularly parks his truck near 59th Street overnight, but this is the first time he’s had a problem.

After a lot of hard work, Pérez said he is upset someone could be so heartless and damage it all.

“I felt bad because, practically, one person is working to make a living in their life and someone else damages more than they even rob,” Pérez said. 

Pérez has two food trucks. He told News 9 he was still able to bring in money while the other one gets repairs.

OCPD is asking for the public's help finding the suspect.