Parker police have located a stolen delivery truck belonging to the Pet Pantry, a Boulder-based nonprofit that delivers donated pet food to needy dogs and cats in Colorado. The white-and-gray 1997 GMC Savana box truck, capable of holding 6,000 pounds of pet food, was found abandoned near homes in the 19,000 block of Cottonwood Drive. A resident notified the police, and the truck is now being towed to a Denver police facility for fingerprinting.
The Pet Pantry, which delivers approximately 1.2 million pounds of donated pet food each year, aims to keep pets with their owners by providing food to those who cannot afford it. The pet food donations help provide an estimated 6.9 million meals for dogs and cats in need.
The theft occurred when thieves broke into a storage yard in south Denver near Englewood and hot-wired the delivery truck. They crashed the truck through the gate of the secure storage facility to escape. The incident was reported to the Denver police, who are currently investigating the burglary and theft. No arrests have been made, and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.