BASTROP COUNTY (KXAN) — An iconic Central Texas donut shop is asking for help after saying one of its locations was stolen. Yes, a whole location.
Gourdough’s Donuts posted online that its airstream was stolen over the Christmas holiday from Bastrop County.
The post asks that anyone who may have information to contact the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office, and message Gourdough’s for any cash reward.
The Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office said it was called about the theft at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The trailer was taken from the 1700 block of State Highway 21 in Cedar Creek.
Inside was a Kubota tractor, farm tools and other items; an estimated loss of $50,000, according to the sheriff’s office.
Ryan Palmer, co-owner of Gourdough’s Donuts, said the trailer was parked on a friend’s land awaiting some refurbishing work.
He hopes the trailer will be returned soon and estimates those that stole it must have been planning the hit for awhile.
“It’s some kind of operation where they’re targeting things and taking the time. My friend’s tractor? They had to have a flatbed tractor trailer to load it up on,” Palmer said.
Palmer says this theft has slowed down the business’s expansion efforts as they wait to see if the trailer will be returned, or if they must find a new one to replace it.
“We can’t just you know, buy another trailer right away or remodel one. So it’s definitely changed and it’s going to be a little bit slower expansion than hoped,” Palmer said.