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A van similar to this one was stolen from the church parking lot.
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ROXBURY (WBZ) ― A Roxbury church is struggling to understand why someone would steal a delivery van full of food for the poor.

Sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, the 12th Baptist Church van was taken right off church property. Inside was some of the food they need to serve more than 200 people every week.

"There was no van, it was gone," Edward Woodson told WBZ.

Woodson is a member of 12th Baptist. He also volunteers his time to drive the van to pick up food for the church's pantry.

"Someone must have come here and cased this out. It's not just randomly, it was done intentionally," he said.

This is not the only case where thieves have targeted churches. In fact, there have been a number of similar incidents throughout the area recently.

At Union Congregational Church in Quincy, a thief broke in and stole money from the pastor's office.

At Wollaston Congregational Church, the pastor's car was stolen during a service.

Woodson says he locks the church van every night.

Now the one thing he needs to serve others every Tuesday is gone.

"You're hurting people when you do this and people are already hurting because the people who come here have nothing."

The van was a given to the 12th Baptist church as a donation from Rodman Ford.

For now, they will rent a van to load the food so they can keep their food pantry open.

The van is a white 2007 Ford Econo van.

It has no windows and has "12th Baptist Food Pantry" written on the side.

http://wbztv.com/local/church.van.stolen.2.838987.html
 

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Stolen Church Van Loaded With Food Found

ROXBURY (WBZ) ― A delivery van full of food for the poor that was stolen over the weekend has been found.

Sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, the 12th Baptist Church van was taken right off church property in Roxbury. It was loaded with food they serve to more than 200 people every week.

Boston Police reported Tuesday afternoon that the van was found at the intersection of Upham Ave. and Wilber Street.

"It appears that all of the food is still inside the vehicle," police spokesperson Elaine Driscoll said in an e-mail.

"We received a call indicating the whereabouts of the van from a vigilant community member who recognized the van as a result of media reports."

There have been no arrests.

The van was a given to the 12th Baptist church as a donation from Rodman Ford.

http://wbztv.com/local/church.van.stolen.2.840238.html
 
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