Kona Ice trailer stolen from Wake Forest business

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) — Wake Forest police are on the lookout for a very unique trailer.

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The trailer, which was stolen from a Wake Forest business Friday night, belongs to the Kona Ice company and is used to serve flavored ice.

A colorful, common sight in Wake Forest neighborhoods, the trailer was fully stocked with ice flavoring and other items when it was swiped sometime after 10 p.m.

Carina Veverka says her husband was planning on sending the trailer out to a soccer tournament Saturday.

“It was already stocked and loaded. It was ready to go. He literally had to hook up his truck and drop it off. He got here at 7 a.m. and he calls me and he says, ‘Where’s the trailer, did you move it?’ I said ‘no I didn’t’ move it’,” Veverka said.

Kona Ice of Raleigh has four trucks in addition to the trailer, which is valued at about $40,000, said Veverka, co-owner of the Raleigh location and several other locations.

The company has insurance, but it will take eight to 12 weeks to get the trailer it replaced, which means they’ll lose thousands of dollars.

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After contacting Wake Forest police, the Kona Ice owners took to Facebook to let people know the highly visible trailer is missing.

“I was mad this morning. I was sick to my stomach. I was crying. Every emotion that I could possibly think of and now I’m just so disappointed. It’s year-end for school. We do a lot with schools, we do a lot with our community,” Veverka said.

“Usually when we go out to a community money goes back to help an organization; a school, a PTA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts. We do so many charitable events so now I have to call somebody and say you relied on us to be there and now we can’t come,” she added.

The company posted surveillance images on Facebook of a car and someone near their business at 4154 Shearon Farms Avenue on early Saturday morning.

The video showed people looking in the windows a few days ago and slowly driving by the morning before the trailer was stolen.

“So slow to the fact that it’s not a normal speed and you could see their head kind of turn and look when they were driving by, so you could tell they were casing the place,” Veverka said.

The trailer was purchased in 2014 by the company, which has been in business in the Raleigh area since 2010.

Police in Wake Forest have issued a “be on the lookout” for the trailer and asks that anyone who sees it call their local police department.

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