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Family: Van paid for with life savings stolen

Posted at 11:58 PM, Mar 05, 2015

Virginia Beach, Va. - A family is trying to get their van back after they say it was stolen. The van was paid for with part of a woman's life savings and contained equipment to clean carpets.

Gloria Marcum says she thinks her brother stole the van, which her mom bought to start a carpet cleaning business to help the brother have a job. "This is a stolen company because without this the company doesn't work," said Marcum.

Marcum's mom paid more than $35,000 for the van and equipment last fall. She says her brother had recently gotten out of jail and her mother wanted him to have a job. Her mom was hoping to use some of the profits for her retirement, but now the van and the equipment are gone.

"We just want to get it back. We just want the van and the equipment back," Marcum said.

"Barefoot Clean" is written on the side. So far, police aren't releasing any information about who may have taken it. The family thinks it may be in the Atlanta, Ga. area. Anyone with information is asked to contact Virginia Beach police or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.