Ice cream truck stolen while kids distract owner - KMOV.com

Ice cream truck stolen while kids distract owner

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This ice cream truck, which belongs to I Scream Cakes, was found Tuesday after being stolen Monday. Credit: KMOV This ice cream truck, which belongs to I Scream Cakes, was found Tuesday after being stolen Monday. Credit: KMOV
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

An ice cream truck stolen from the business “I Scream Cakes” was found just blocks away from the shop on Cherokee Street less than 24 hours after it was stolen Monday evening.

Owner Kerry Soraci told News 4 a group of children was behind it.

“I never would've thought that a truck that looks like that would get stolen, because it’s not exactly the smartest thing to take. You can't do anything with it; you can't go anywhere. It’s very, very highly visible," Soraci said.

Soraci remembered serving a younger group of kids, 8-10-years-old, along with two older teenagers, just before the truck was stolen.

She now believes those kids weren't just customers, but a distraction from what was really going on.

“While that was happening, the older kid – or two of them, I guess, were crawling in between my counter and (the stools) to get back and then reach behind and grab my keys,” Soraci explained.

Surveillance video from the Whiskey Ring, two doors down, confirms her account. An older suspect is seen on video getting inside before pulling away from the ice cream shop.

Even though Soraci is glad she got her truck back, she hopes the younger kids won't have to pay.

“It's the older young adults, not the kids. They’re using the kids. The kids are pawns in this. And that is despicable.”

Police don’t have any suspects in custody. It is not clear why the truck was stolen.

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