Missing van turns up on other side of town
AVON ” A family vacationing here woke up one morning to find their van stolen from the Lodge at Avon Center.
Someone stole the van and then went to a warehouse on Metcalf Road, where electronic equipment was being stored. When police arrived after the alarm went off, they found the warehouse’s garage door on the ground, they said.
The burglars had tried to get a TV in the van, but it didn’t fit and they didn’t take anything else, police said.
The next day, police recovered the van, which had been abandoned at Buffalo Ridge apartments on the north side of Interstate 70. Police identified the van as the one used to ram the warehouse garage door because there were dents and marks on the van matching those on the garage door.
The incident was under investigation Wednesday.
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