Wheelchair van stolen from Langley bus exchange

White Plymouth Grand Voyageur with ramp was stolen on Jan. 2 at Carvolth bus exchange. The van had car seats and stroller inside as well.

A white 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyageur (looking similar to this one) wheelchair van was stolen from the Calvorth Bus Exchange on Jan. 2.

A white 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyageur (looking similar to this one) wheelchair van was stolen from the Calvorth Bus Exchange on Jan. 2.

Langley RCMP is hoping the public can help find a van stolen from the Carvolth bus exchange on Jan. 2.

The missing van is a white 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyageur, B.C. licence plate 125 TEV.

The van was unusual, as it had been modified with a wheelchair ramp to accommodate the father of the family. This modification would cost over $5,000 to replace.

It was parked in the lot on 86 Avenue near 200 Street at around 7:30 a.m.

The owner returned at 5:30 p.m. that afternoon to find the van had been stolen. There were also two children’s car seats and a high-end double stroller contained in the van.

The Carvolth bus exchange has been plagued by crime in recent months, especially with vehicles and vehicle parts being stolen from the park and ride lot, which has limited security patrols.

A man who gave some money to panhandlers there last fall was stabbed and robbed in his own vehicle after the couple decided he didn’t give them enough. Vehicles have been broken into at a high rate as well.

TransLink police and Langley RCMP said they were planning on stepping up enforcement there and had already done so in December. But crime continues to occur in the troubled spot.

If you have spotted this van or know of its whereabouts, call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or if you need to stay anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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