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UPDATE: Stolen Boys and Girls Club van found; Suspect still sought

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Cedar Rapids police say the van stolen from the Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids has been found in West Des Moines.

Their $36,000 Ford 2015 15-passenger van, just donated by Variety the Children's Charity in January, was taken along with laptops and games last weekend from the Polk Unit, located at the Polk Alternative Education Center.

"Sad because people stole our van," said Deronte Strong who attends the site.

The Polk site is the largest pick up site for the Cedar Rapids Boys and Girls Club with about 75 students a day.

Larissa Ruffin has several nieces and nephews who rely on the Boys and Girls Club to transport them to different activities.

"It saddens me and it just brings tears to my eyes," said Ruffin. "Because someone just decided that it was their pleasure for the day to take that van away from all these kids who don't deserve this they have a hard enough time getting here as it is."

John Tursi, Executive Director for the Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids says the person broke in the school window taking three laptops, a Wii game counsel and more than 20 video games - all caught on surveillance.

He says the video shows the person is also seen walking through the parking lot, entering the Boys & Girls Club van and driving away in it.

"Losing a vehicle is very impactful for us because we pick up at so many different schools especially on the east side here," said Tursi.

Now kids have to be carpooled by volunteers to and from activities until the club can replace the stolen van.

"You are a lowlife and that you should have thought about what it's going to these kids," said Ruffin.

Cedar Rapids police were alerted Monday morning when staff showed up to work and noticed the van was gone.\

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is working with the West Des Moines Police Department on the investigation.

While the van has been located, the suspect is still on the loose. You can see surveillance video on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/kwwl.

Eric Page contributed to this report.

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