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Brazen thief targeted 85-year-old man and his minivan

My 85-year-old grandfather was pumping gas into his minivan at a gas station at King George Boulevard and I believe 102 Avenue on the way to a hip specialist appointment.

As he finished filling his tank, he walked back to the driver’s door to find a man sitting in the front seat.

My grandpa went to grab the steering wheel through the open window and said something to the thief as the man looked at him and drove away, leaving my grandpa at the gas station.

He must have come in through the passenger door.

The man stole his van, along with his cane that was inside. 911 was called right away and I believe there was a witness. Luckily my grandpa was not hurt and he was given a ride home by the police. The van and thief are still at large.

I see many stories about such events so I felt that I wanted to write you my story as I cannot believe that someone would do something like this, especially to an elderly man.


Jill Folk

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