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Las Vegas family grateful for help after stolen taco truck is recovered

Amigo Taco
Posted at 5:26 PM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-14 23:22:38-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas valley family is grateful after recovering their taco truck, which was stolen. It was all thanks to a tip from the public.

“We drove there as fast as we could, it was there. It was our food truck, and we were just so excited to see that,” Eileen Enriquez said.

The Enriquez family is grateful to find their Amigo Taco food truck relatively in one piece.

The truck was stolen Friday. A security camera caught a pickup truck towing it out of the family’s tire business. The family made a social media push and eventually got a legitimate tip Monday. They were surprised to find it only a few blocks away in an apartment complex, apparently abandoned.

“It was like four, five minutes from here to get there. They didn’t go too far. I don’t know if they knew how to drive and exploded one of the tires,” Bulmaro Enriquez said.

Daughter Eileen says one of the tires did get damaged. The air conditioning unit and utensils were taken. There was also an attempt to spray paint it, but Eileen says the truck appeared to be in good shape. The family invested about $65,000 for the truck.

“Those are small replacements that we can do. But we are very happy,” she said.

Amigo Taco was a way for the family’s daughters — business students at UNLV — to learn how to manage a business. Now, they’re planning on reopening again next week at their usual location on Buffalo Drive and Charleston Boulevard.

“Thanks to everybody to help us, and we’ll be there if you want to stop by,” Bulmaro Enriquez said.

No arrests have been made so far and the family says they’re still in contact with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police about. The family plans on adding additional security to prevent future attempts to steal their truck.