ANOKA, Minn. (FOX 9) - A Twin Cities area food shelf hit a roadblock this week after thieves stole the catalytic converter from its delivery truck.
The months-old refrigerated box truck belongs to the Anoka County Brotherhood Council Food Shelf and now the shelf is temporarily without one of its most valuable assets.
"To do it to a food shelf," said ACBC Executive Director Stephanie Lehman. "Our truck says it’s a food shelf right on the side of it. It’s very large. It would be hard to miss what we do and who we are."
More than a year into the pandemic, Lehman says demand for ACBC’s services remains high.
"I guess I just never in a million years would have thought that somebody would have done it to a food shelf truck that’s supposed to be providing a much-needed and available resource in the community," said Lehman.
Anoka police say that the incident is one in a string of catalytic converter thefts in the neighborhood in recent weeks.
Lehman says that it could be a while before their truck is back on the road.
"I hope that the community takes care of themselves and stay safe because apparently this is a big problem," said Lehman.