Police investigate theft from food cart on Madison’s north side

–ANIMATION– — CHARLOTTE — NEW TONIGHT AT TEN FOOD CARTS ARE POPULAR IN MADISON AND THE COMMUNITY OF VENDORS IS A CLOSE KNIT ONE 2 SHOT — CHARLOTTE — TONIGHT THEY'RE SHARING WORD ABOUT A RASH OF THEFTS IMPACTING THEIR BUSINESS — ERIC — THIEVES HAVE BEEN TARGETING THEIR GENERATORS WITHOUT THEM — THEIR BUSINESSES COME TO A HALT — AND POLICE HAVE LITTLE ANSWERS

PACKAGE P- 1 SOT (((NATE OVERLAND @916: "we try to bring more of a fine dining style cooking to the street" 923 ))) 2 VO TRACK 5 MONTHS AGO CLASSICALLY TRAINED CHEF NATE OVERLAND LEFT BEHIND BIG CITY KITCHENSAFTER TIME OFF FOR BACK SURGERY 2 SOT (((NATE OVERLAND @629: "was finally getting back on my feet, we decided to open up a food cart and go back more into the culinary side of things which we both love" 640))) 3 VO TRACK BUT HE COULDN'T LEAVE BEHIND BIG CITY CRIME

ON LABOR DAY HIS 5-THOUSAND DOLLAR GENERATOR WAS STOLEN FROM HIS CART IN THE FEED KITCHENS PARKING LOT OFF NORTH SHERMAN 3 SOT ((( NATE OVERLAND @708 : "taking a close to 10 thousand dollar hit was not what we planned and not too good for our business" 714 ))) ((( CYNDI HEFFLING @759: "you're out a thousand dollars plus you miss days of vending while you're getting another generator 804))) 4 VO TRACK CYNDI HEFFLING'S CART WAS PARKED NEARBY 4 SOT ((( CYNDI HEFFLING @714 : "they did it really quickly they tried to take mine and tried to take two others as well and I don't know why they abandoned mine but I'm glad they did 722 "))) ((( NATE OVERLAND@ 759: "looked like they knew what they were doing, they were in and out they were able to snap the locks quickly" 802 ))) (((THONY CLARKE @140: "it took them like probably an hour to pull apart the chains, and locks and cut it out, it was amazing" 147))) 1 VO/MINI-DISC THONY CLARKE OF CAFE COSTA RICA HAD HIS GENERATOR STOLEN 5 YEARS AGO 1 SOT (((THONY CLARKE@159: "we need the power to run the cooler the freezers, blenders some people have warmers and stuff in there" 209 ))) (((NATE OVERLAND @834: "there's another area, another communal kitchen not far from here that's been hit 7 or more times since July I think they've had 3 generators stolen" 843))) 2 VO/MINI-DISC DESPITE NUMEROUS CAMERAS IN THE AREA POLICE COULDN'T GENERATE ANY LEADS AND WHILE THE KITCHEN IS ADDING MORE CAMERAS THE RISK FOR FOOD CART OWNERS IS TOO GREAT

2 SOT (((THONY CLARKE@224: "now it lives in my vehicle I kinda take it up and down, it's like 175 to 200 pounds that I have to lift every day

" 233))) (((NATE OVERLAND@1125: "we don't park here anymore we have an undisclosed secure location and we drive this away every night and park it where we feel it's safe" 1132 ))) ON CAM — ERIC —

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