Stolen 'Kisses': Florida cops seek missing trailer full of Hershey's chocolate

By Greg Grisolano, Land Line staff writer | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Florida law enforcement is continuing to search for a stolen tractor-trailer carrying $120,000 worth of Hershey’s chocolate.

According to reports, the heist was reported to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday, Dec. 8. The truck driver, Kenneth Szorosy, told authorities he had parked the rig for the night at a J.D. Lewis Trucking Co. distribution center in DeLand, Fla.

“When he went to pick up the tractor-trailer the next day, it was gone,” Sheriff’s department spokesman Gary Davidson said in a phone interview with “Land Line Now.

Davidson said the cargo is approximately $120,000 worth of unspecified Hershey’s chocolates. He said the rig itself, a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia and trailer, was valued at about $90,000.

Davidson said there is some speculation that the thieves may have been after the truck, rather than the cargo.

“Obviously, we can’t know for sure without identifying the suspect or suspects and getting them interviewed,” he said. “But our speculation is that they were after the truck or perhaps hoping that there would something valuable inside of it, but probably not knowing exactly what was in it. We don’t believe they would have had a way of knowing what type of cargo was in it.”

Land Line Now News Anchor Reed Black contributed to this report.

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