ARANSAS PASS (KIII NEWS) - For one husband and wife team in Aransas Pass, the hopes and dreams of opening up a new business have been dashed -- at least temporarily -- thanks to a thief in their midst.
They had saved up money to open a coffee shop, but on Sunday night, someone stole a trailer full of their equipment.
Keith and Tammie Szmajlo are from Idaho. Keith's job landed them in Aransas Pass, where Tammie planned to open up a coffee shop. Sometime between 11 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday, thieves crushed their dreams.
"I'm not even mad. I'm devastated. I am in awe that somebody could possibly take our livelihood away and not even think twice about it," Tammie said.
Thieves hooked up their white trailer full of equipment they were planning to use in their new business and took it. Amazingly, the power of social media came through 45 minutes after the trailer was reported missing.
"I took to Facebook and made a post and I shared her post," Taylor Holmes said. "I tagged a couple of my friends that I thought would share it as well."
The trailer was found on a rural road just north of Aransas Pass, but everything inside it was gone.
Aransas Pass Police Officer David Piper said the thieves probably wore gloves, but they also left evidence behind. Police advise that those who own trailers take pictures of what's inside, record serial numbers, and put that information somewhere safe.
If you have any information that can lead police to the equipment, call the Aransas Pass Police Department at 361-758-5224.
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