The rig was poached from behind a 7-Eleven in Fort Myers while the driver, Joe, was a mile away at his home.
"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.”
Including the value of the 15,000 dozen missing eggs, the truck is worth almost $250,000.
The owner of the truck, Jeff Shoff, doesn’t believe the thief knew what was in the rig.
"When these trucks get stolen, it really doesn't matter what's in the trailer," Jeff Shoff told Fox 4. "They couldn't have even seen what was in the trailer because there was a bulkhead up and if they did open the vent door, all they would have seen was a wall ... so I really don't think they even knew what they were stealing."
Lee County deputies are having a hard-boiled time getting a lead on the egg thief because there are no cameras behind the 7-Eleven.
The eggs were on their way from Asheville, N.C. to Sarasota.
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