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2ND STOLEN VAN USED IN GALLERIA HOLDUP SOUGHT

FBI investigators are seeking another stolen vehicle that was used in the Walden Galleria mall armored truck robbery. They believe it was ditched by the thieves, or that the license plates may have been changed.

The car, a 1984 Plymouth Voyager van, was stolen Dec. 8 between noon and 3:30 p.m. from the Summit Park Mall in the Town of Wheatfield.

The van is light blue with wood-grain side panels, and a chrome roof rack. It bore the Ontario license plate 975-ERE.

The back bumper had two stickers: Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps on the right side, and I Love Drum Corps on the left.

Investigators believe the van was used in the robbery because seats and other personal items taken from it were found in the Tuxedo Junction van used in the Brink's robbery, Langford said.

"We know it was used in the robbery, because the owner of the van stolen at the Summit mall has identified the items we found in the Tuxedo Junction van," he said. "We recovered them in the Galleria mall."

Even though the blue van had Ontario plates, he doesn't believe it was used to make a getaway over the border because officials began watching the border crossings right after the robbery, Langford said.

Unless robbers have ditched the blue van, they would have switched the plates on it, he said.

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