A half-dozen popular eateries were the target of vandals and thieves on Monday in Newberg.
The crimes attracted attention from some devoted customers.
"Our dear friends, who own G&W Caribbean Smoked BBQ food truck restaurant in Newberg, had their livelihoods shattered during the night on Dec. 28 …," customer Heidi Schneiter Pender wrote on the Newberg Dundee Community Group's Facebook page the following day.
Pender reported that the food truck, part of the Bite of Newberg food pod on First Street, sustained shattered windows, a damaged door and security camera, food stolen from the refrigerator and supplies ransacked.
"They were struggling even before this to make ends meet and now are feeling targeted and devastated by this intrusion and damage to their business," Pender wrote. "Please help us let them know that their community stands behind them."
To that end, a GoFundMe account has been set up at gofund.me/855ce021.
Sgt. Brian Hagen of Newberg-Dundee police said the department logged six reports of burglaries at the food cart pod on the same day.
"I believe most every one of the food trucks (were) victimized sometime overnight," he said, adding the department hadn't determined what was taken or the dollar value of the items. "We are hoping for some video footage from security cameras to surface as there is no suspect information at this time."
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