Car Thief Steals Food Bank Vehicle in Washington

Concern for Neighbors Food Bank, located in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, has struggled with two thefts within the past week.

On Feb. 22, a burglar broke into the food bank and stole hundreds’ of dollars worth of food items. 

Less than a week later, on Feb. 27, security footage showed a suspect breaking into the locked vehicle and driving away. The van was later recovered Tuesday, a mile away with missing license plates and the logo of the food bank painted over. 

Food bank workers have reported an increased 25% in demand for their help during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As the primary vehicle to deliver food, Mike Begeman, director of Concern for Neighbors Food Bank said, “That van has to be running all the time, every day.” 

Mountlake Terrace police are continuing to investigate the burglaries.

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