Archive for Wednesday, July 2, 2003

Stolen van recovered

July 2, 2003

A Midwest Carpet Center van that was stolen last week was recovered Monday morning in Wyandotte County.

Tonganoxie police Sgt. John Putthoff said the white van, valued at about $23,000, was discovered on U.S. Highway 24-40, just east of Seifert's Carpet.

Putthoff said the 1988 Ford van was taken between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday from behind Midwest Carpet, 621 E. Fourth.

"It didn't look like there was any damage to the van," Putthoff said. "There were tools taken."

Wood that also was in the van was untouched. Two personal vehicles owned by Midwest Carpet employees also were burglarized at the time of the van theft. Putthoff said a stereo was taken from one of the vans and tools were taken from the other.

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