Van Stolen from San Dieguito Boys & Girls Clubs

Authorities are asking everyone to look out for a 2002 white Ford E-360 super duty van

By Katie Carver
|  Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014  |  Updated 3:23 PM PDT
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NBC 7's Steven Luke reports on the theft of a passenger van the organization and its kids depend on.

NBC 7's Steven Luke reports on the theft of a passenger van the organization and its kids depend on.

A local organization that helps kids across San Diego County says it's fallen victim to car thieves and is asking for the public's help.

A 12-passenger van was stolen from the back of The Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito in Solana Beach early Monday.

Staffers said the van was parked just outside their security camera's view and there was shattered glass in the parking lot.

"You feel like someone has taken the rug right out from underneath you," Chief Executive Officer David Crean said.

"It's terribly disappointing," he said.

The van is used to take kids to school and field trips.

"Parents rely upon us to provide a quality, caring service and when you're without a vehicle, sometimes you have to scramble," Crean said.

He said they are making adjustments but the solutions they are using now will not be sufficient long term.

They will replace the van but the funds will be diverted from other programs.

Authorities are asking everyone to look out for a 2002 white Ford E-360 super duty van, license plate is 4KZS809.

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