FORT MYERS, FL — A semi-trailer carrying 180,000 eggs was poached from behind a 7-Eleven in Fort Myers on Saturday night.
The truck’s owner, Robert “Jeff” Shoff, of R.J. Shoff Trucking in Windsor, PA, which operates a three-truck fleet, guesses that including the value of the eggs, the rig costs about $250,000.
Driver Joe Carlisle was hauling the eggs from Asheville, NC to United Natural Foods in Sarasota, FL.
“It’s fairly new. It’s not a run down, worn out, piece of equipment. It is worth a lot of money,” Angie Carlisle, Joe’s wife, told NBC 2. “What they took was part of our livelihood, and the folks that run this company, their livelihood.”
The thieves also robbed Carlisle of his will to go on trucking, he told trucking media.
Authorities are looking for the stolen vehicle, a blue 1999 Volvo 770, and white 2012 Great Dane reefer, which has “RJ Shoff Trucking” on the doors. The tractor also has a Tripac APU, and the trailer features a Thermo King unit and “#57” decal. The truck has a Pennsylvania plate AF70781, and VIN number 4VG70ACJ3XN762188. The trailer has a Virginia plate PT2816V, and a VIN number of 1GRAA062XCW705115.