Lucy and Leo Cupcakery Car Located

By: Eyewitness News; James Buechele Email
By: Eyewitness News; James Buechele Email

[UPDATE] Tallahassee, Florida- July 6, 2012- 11:39pm

Jean Bats owns Lucy and Leo's off Thomasville Road in Tallahassee. About a month ago the cupcake shop vehicle had been stolen from her home. Shortly after Tallahassee police found it, and told Bates it had been used in an armed robbery.

Now after being processed, the Subaru Outback is done being an outlaw. There is still no update about who actually stole the car.
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Tallahassee, Florida- May 31, 2012

Police in Tallahassee have found the stolen cupcake car, but they're being tight-lipped about their investigation.

The Tallahassee Police Department tells Eyewitness News that the Lucy and Leo's Cupcakery delivery vehicle has been found and is impounded. Law enforcement officials won't reveal the location where the car was found, but did say the vehicle was unoccupied.

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Cupcake Store Has Vehicle Stolen
by James Buechele

Tallahassee, Florida- May 31, 2012

It's not the start to the day Jean Bates wanted.

"Went to take my daughter to school and the Lucy and Leo's Vehicle was not in my driveway," said Bates.

Bates owns the Lucy and Leo's Cupcakery store near midtown in Tallahassee. She usually leaves the white Subaru Outback at her home. The vehicle helps deliver cupcakes from her store.

Sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, the car was stolen despite the logos clearly displayed on the vehicle.

"I just think that it's horrible," said Tallahassee resident Katie Beidel. "I think that it's crazy that people are stealing cars that have decals on it."

Bates says that Tallahassee Police told her that the vehicle was involved in an armed robbery later Thursday morning. Officials would not confirm due to an ongoing investigation.

Folks we spoke to say they love the local dessert store.

"It's good to support locally owned businesses and it's just amazing cupcakes and everything in there is just delicious," said Beidel

"It was on Cupcake Wars and I've tried a couple of the cupcakes," said customer Karen Kawar. It's a really good place."

A description of the vehicle is also on the store's Facebook page. The tag number is # AGQP16.

Anyone with information should call Tallahassee Police at 850-891-4200.
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Lucy and Leo Cupcakery Car Stolen, Used in Overnight Robbery

Tallahassee, Florida- May 31, 2012

The owner of Lucy and Leo’s Cupcakery in Tallahassee says someone stole the store car out of her driveway at home last night.

The car has the company’s logo on it. The logo on the vehicle is vinyl and can be peeled off, but it would most likely leave a mark on the vehicle. The tag on the vehicle is AGQP16.

The owner says police tell her the vehicle was used in an overnight robbery.

Anyone with information should call Tallahassee Police at 850-891-4200.


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