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Van stolen day before woman's birthday

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A local woman is torn after her only mode of transportation was stolen, with clothes inside for her kids. To make matters worse, the van was stolen a day before the victim's birthday.

Vallerie Katrell says she was making lunch while staying at a motel when her fiance went outside. "(He asked) where did you park the van?" said Katrell.

The brand new van they had bought a month ago was gone. "The survelliance at the hotel shows a man walking right by our van and then 30 or 40 minutes later, getting into our van and driving off," said Katrell.

What she didn't have in her room, was in her van. "I hope the person that took my van needed it more than I did," she said.

Katrell and her fiance bought the van to start a new beginning in their lives and the license plate starts with the letters "BGN" just like beginning.

She's reported it to police.

Here's a description of their stolen van:

-a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan

-it's maroon in color

-it has dark tinted windows and a Seahawks license plate.

If you know anything, call Crime Check: (509) 456-2233.

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