Popular food truck 'Chirba Chirba' stolen, later found with more than $10,000 in damages

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Authorities are investigating after the popular food truck Chirba Chirba was stolen and later found with more than $10,000 worth of damages.

It happened on June 2 in the 1900 block of East Cornwallis Road in Durham.

The propane tank and generator were both stolen from the food truck while interior cords and wires were damaged.

"My captain for the evening dropped the truck off at 10 p.m. Saturday. I came in at 8 a.m. to open the truck. And it wasn't there," Owner Nate Adams said. "I was in shock. I actually embarrassingly started driving around to like where the truck would hang out like it was a lost dog. Like where would I go if I was the truck," Adams said.

Adams said he has been blown away by all the support he's been offered from fellow food truck operators since word spread about what happened.

Chirba Chirba has set up a GoFundMe page to help with the costs of damages that will not be covered by insurance.

"Unfortunately, the damages and losses aren't just affecting their family alone, but also the employees and their families that depend on the truck going out to bring the famous dumplings to everyone," the GoFundMe says.

Durham Police are trying to catch the person who stole the truck. If you saw the food truck in between the hours of 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sunday morning, call Durham CrimeStoppers 919-683-1200
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