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Posted: 6:36 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2012
SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. —
A rash of van thefts is hurting ministries and after-school programs in East Point.
Four vans have been stolen recently, including one on Wednesday that was taken from Family Life Ministries.
"We cannot go to pick up our food," Jane Gunter, the director said. "We cannot do delivery."
After losing the 1999 Ford Econoline, Gunter called the director of the after-school program, Teens at Work.
He agreed to let the ministry borrow a van, but soon realized that two of his program's own vans had been taken.
Pastor Roosevelt Winfrey with the East Point Presbyterian Church told Channel 2's Carl Willis the the crimes are hurting hundreds of those in need.
"It affects us trying to do our mission that God has called us to do," he said.
Minutes after the story aired on Channel 2 Action News at 4, an employee at a tow-truck company called Gunter, saying he may have recovered the van.
Still, Gunter said the thefts and joyrides have to stop.
"We forgive you," she said. "I don't even care who did it. I just want them to stop."
Both vans belonging to Teens at Work were recovered, but one of them was unusable due to damage to the ignition and steering column.
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