Newport News couple search for stolen commercial trailer, losses estimated at $ 30,000
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News couple are hoping a thief will change their mind. Someone stole his professional trailer with everything in it.
The couple are desperate to get the trailer back.
Cynthia and John Bryant own a halfway house that helps people get back on their feet. They said the theft not only harms their other business, but also the people they serve.
“Everything is at a standstill right now and you feel violated,” said Cynthia Bryant.
The couple’s professional trailer was stolen on Friday evening. It had been parked near 40th Street and Madison Avenue just down the street from the halfway house the couple run.
John Bryant realized the trailer was missing on Saturday morning when he went to cook breakfast for the residents.
“I couldn’t even speak because I couldn’t believe it,” he said.
The couple own a landscaping and cleaning business. We were told that equipment like lawn mowers, weed killers, blowers and more were inside the trailer with their inventory of cleaning supplies.
They estimate the total value of whatever is taken at around $ 30,000. The couple said 10 On Your Side insurance would not cover the loss since the trailer was not parked on their property.
“It just hurts me. I’m really hurt on the inside, ”said John Bryant. “I worked for all of this equipment.”
We are told that some of the men at the halfway house also helped maintain the lawns and clean up the works as a way of earning money, so it is a loss for them as well.
“It gives them the opportunity to meet other people and be active,” said John Bryant.
“They’re looking at him now, some of the guys at the facility, and they’re looking at him like ‘When are we going back to work?'” Said Cynthia Bryant.
The trailer is described as a 2020 16ft charcoal gray box body trailer with a ramp. Police said he also had a scratch on the driver’s side panel and temporary tags.
Cynthia and John Bryant ask the public to keep an eye out.
“Park him somewhere, let someone know. Call the criminal line. We’ll come and pick him up no questions asked,” Cynthia Bryant said.
The couple offer a reward of $ 1,000.
Anyone with information should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or download the P3 Tips app on their mobile device or visit www.P3tips.com and submit the tip.