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Thieves steal trailer of equipment from Windmill Farms in Del Cerro

Posted at 4:45 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 19:45:56-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Windmill Farms Community Market in Del Cerro is asking for the public's help locating their stolen trailer.

The family-owned grocery store has been serving San Diego since 2003 with a mission to provide healthy, organic foods at affordable prices.

Surveillance video from the early morning hours on Sunday captures a white SUV with black rims circling the market. At around 4:30 a.m. the SUV hauls off the trailer.

“Just unbelievable," said Michael Villegas, produce manager and buyer. “That trailer was a big part of our business; everything we had for our events was in that trailer."

Villegas is also in charge of the store's community events, like bringing food to the Lake Murray 4th of July Fireworks and bringing fresh produce to schools.

“Schools depend on us to do the events, if we have to start over it’s going to be tough," said Villegas.

The trailer held all their tents, tarps, tables, and BBQ's.

Villegas estimates the loss at around $16,000.

“I just hope we can get it back, you know, that would be awesome if we could get it back, if anybody seen anything give us a call," said Villegas.

A spokesperson for San Diego Police says a report was filed and a detective should get the case in a few days.

If anyone wants to donate supplies or money to help replace what was stolen, contact Windmill Farms:

  • (619) 287-1400
  • Address: 6386 Del Cerro Blvd., San Diego, CA 92120

If they can replace the trailer, Villegas says Windmill Farms will attend the March 31 Rolando Street Fair.