Theft puts Vancouver family out of business

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by KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 10 at 11:04 AM

VANCOUVER -- A Vancouver family’s entire business was stolen over the weekend.

Thieves stole the Pena family’s industrial power washing unit, which is worth $15,000. Martin Pena and his family have a contract with the U.S. Post Office to wash their vans. But without the power washer, they're basically out of business.

“This is our livelihood. This is what we work with. This is how we provide for ourselves and our grandchildren,” Pena said. “Without it, we will be going back to square one again and starting all over again.”

A surveillance camera caught the theft on video but investigators said they could not clearly see the license plate number.

Anyone with tips that may help investigators was asked to call the Vancouver Police Department.

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