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Family has truck stolen during cross-country trip

Sep 30, 2021, 8:33 PM | Updated: 8:35 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Car thefts aren’t new in Salt Lake City — but getting a car that was locked stolen on Foothill Drive isn’t common, according to police.

Yesterday morning around 8 a.m. people in a black mini van rolled up to this parking lot by Wallmart and stole this truck.

“By the end of it all with the truck, and items $40,000 dollars,” Kristin Phillips described what was lost.

Phillips and her husband packed up their life and their 14 year-old son to travel cross-country visiting national parks.

They got to Salt Lake City on Tuesday and had their F-250 2005 green truck stolen the next day.

“My husband walked out and was like.. where’s the truck?”

They lost their two DSLR cameras and go -pro that captured memories of the trip and something that has held more memories than any camera could.

The stuffed orca had been in their family for 13 years.


While their son has grown out of the phase of bringing it everywhere, he brought it along on the trip for fun… only to have it stolen.

Though someone almost stole the rest of their trip leaving them without transportation, the family was able to get a rental car through insurance.

“We are going to keep going and finish it out.”

Their insurance company says they can only cover up to $250 dollars of what was inside the car, so a family friend started a gofundme* to help the family buy some new winter and camping gear for their trip.

*KSL-TV does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisors and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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Family has truck stolen during cross-country trip