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Police Hunt Down Stolen Donut Van In Under One Hour

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Police Hunt Down Stolen Donut Van In Under One Hour

Police have put their investigative skills to the real test, tracking down a stolen donut truck in under an hour.

These aren't the heroes we expected today, but we'll take it.

The incident occurred in Syracuse, United States, when popular donut goodness provider Paul Valenti reported his ‘Glazed and Confused’ donut van had been stolen.

Valenti was the first to notice the famous purple truck had vanished, however, he didn’t realise it had been stolen at first.


He told syracuse.com: "I just figured someone moved it to the parking lot, but then I saw it wasn’t there."

Credit: Facebook/Glazed & Confused Syracuse.
Credit: Facebook/Glazed & Confused Syracuse.

Valenti confirmed with employees who had left the store late the previous night that the truck hadn’t been moved, while police confirmed it hadn’t been towed.

Realising that their sprinkled holy delights had been stolen, Valenti posted a photo of the truck on Twitter asking for the public’s assistance in locating the portable donut factory.


Within five minutes, several users responded to say they had spotted the truck at the corner of Bear and Van Rensselaer streets near the Inner Harbor.

Clearly understanding the severity of the case at hand local police sprung into action and located the missing vehicle in minutes, just under an hour after the owner realised it had gone missing. 

Glazed and Confused posted the fantastic news online, saying: “The Donut Mobile has been found. Thank you to everyone who called in tips. Thank you to the Syracuse Police. We are thankful!!! In Donuts We Trust!!!”

Nothing like a donut heist to spring the police and public into action.


One Facebook user commented on the post, saying: “You know that truck was the top priority for the police.”

Another said: “Sounds like an inside job. Only cops would steal a donut truck.”

Credit: Facebook/Glazed and Confused Syracuse
Credit: Facebook/Glazed and Confused Syracuse

Unfortunately, while the exterior of the truck wasn’t damaged, the inside had been trashed by whoever had decided to take the vehicle for a joyride.


The criminal has not been found but we’re sure the case will soon be escalated to a national priority to ensure the perpetrator can pay for his actions.

A real ‘who donut’ mystery.

Valenti said: It’s amazing what power social media has. This has to be the quickest case ever solved, thanks to the community.”

We’re sure the police got their fair share of donuts that day.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Glazed & Confused. Myron Standret / Alamy.

Topics: Good News, Crime, Food And Drink

Jayden Collins
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