Stolen handicapped-equipped minivan found
June 04, 2013 11:56 PM | 919 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
From staff reports

A handicapped-equipped minivan reported stolen Monday morning from a Woodstock family was later recovered in Cobb County.

The 2009 Toyota Sienna was discovered by its owner about 4 p.m. Monday afternoon parked at the Metro Lodge Hotel near the Cherokee/Cobb border on Highway 5, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

Cobb County Police and Cherokee Sheriff’s Office detectives were searching the van for clues, he said.

No arrests had been made and the investigation was continuing, Baker said.

“The legs braces belonging to the victim’s son were inside and were recovered,” Baker said. “The cash was gone, but the laptop was in the vehicle.”

The minivan was not damaged and was returned to the owner, he said.

The van was customized for the owner’s 12-year-old son, who has spina bifida.

Baker said the van was stolen from the family’s home off Ridgewood Drive overnight Monday, and the mother called police the next morning when she realized it was gone.

The van has a wheelchair ramp, sits low to the ground and has the words “Handicap Driver Services” printed on the rear window, Baker said.

It also reads “Braun Ramp Van,” along the sides and has the Georgia tag number PD1AGK, he said.

Anyone with information about the stolen minivan is asked to call 911.

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