Mortician’s Van Stolen During Pickup in Lancaster

"They went to pick up a person to take them to a funeral home and when they came out it was gone."

A mortician's van was stolen while workers went inside a Lancaster home to pick up a body, authorities said Sunday.

"It's tragic to see certain people will do that to this neighborhood -- to the family whose loved one is not here with us," one of the workers said. "There's no consideration at all. It's disappointing."

The truck was stolen at 8:13 p.m. on the 44700 block of 11th Street East, Sgt. Dustin Carr of the Lancaster Sheriff's Station said.

"They went to pick up a person to take them to a funeral home and when they came out it was gone," Carr said.

The van was described as a white 2013 Dodge Caravan panel van, with California license number 7HAW371, he said.

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