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Two men arrested after stealing business van from aquarium supply shop

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Kao Saechao (Photo: Gresham Police Department) Kao Saechao (Photo: Gresham Police Department)
Samuel Graziano (Photo: Gresham Police Department) Samuel Graziano (Photo: Gresham Police Department)

Two of FOX 12's Most Wanted have been caught after they stole a local businesses van full of aquarium supplies.

The burglary happened early Wednesday morning in Gresham and because the aquarium shop's van has distinctive markings, it didn't take long for police to find it.

Police said Samuel Jebediah Graziano, 26, and Kao Lay Saechao, 27, broke into Saltwater Obsessions around 2:00 a.m.

When the owner came in he noticed the store had been burglarized and the thieves had done some strange things. He said they stole all the money from inside the store, left hamburgers and french fries on the ground, and before they drove off in the company van, they turned on the store's open sign.

The owner told FOX 12 he got an email from someone who saw the van swerving in and out of traffic around 172nd and Powell and saw a driver asleep at the wheel.

A few hours after receiving the email, Gresham Police said a sergeant spotted the van near NE 181st and Barr Road. They stopped the van and arrested Graziano and Saecho.

The shops owner said they're happy police were able to help get their van and equipment back.

"I was really, really angry when I got here because it's needless. What are they going to do with a van," said Patrick McBride.

"We were trying to figure out how we were going to continue to run our business without equipment that we depend on for our day to day operations, so its a huge relief," said Lisa McBride.

The owners also said the van is the only one they have so without it they were going to be unable to go to any of their service appointments.

Graziano was taken to Marion County Detention Center and charges with burglary in the second degree, unauthorized use of a vehicle, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and driving while suspended.

Saechao was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine.

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