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Disabled woman seeks help after overnight theft leaves her without a car

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Sharon Holmes (KPTV) Sharon Holmes (KPTV)
Photo of a van similar to Holmes' van, which is described as a white 2012 Honda Odyssey with a ramp and a sticker in the back that says "Performance Mobility". Photo of a van similar to Holmes' van, which is described as a white 2012 Honda Odyssey with a ramp and a sticker in the back that says "Performance Mobility".
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A woman in a wheelchair has no way around town after a man stole her specialized van early Sunday in southeast Portland.

Sharon Holmes said the van was parked in the lot behind the building at 240 SE 160th Ave. She said she was watching television at around 2 a.m. when her site manager heard a noise out in the parking lot and saw a man getting into her van.

"She ran upstairs and asked me if there should be someone getting in my van and I said no, so she told me to call 911 and I did," Holmes said. 

Staci McManus, the apartment site manager, said she kept an eye on the van as it took a quick left out of the parking lot and then a right onto Stark Street.

"He looked up at the window to see if anyone was watching, you know, so he knew exactly what he was doing, that’s for sure," said McManus. 

Holmes told police she lost her keys a few weeks ago and had been using a spare set. She believes the person who stole her van followed her or found them in the area. 

She filed a police report and has been asking around to see if anyone saw anything suspicious. 

The vehicle is a white 2012 Honda Odyssey with a wheelchair ramp, and a sticker on the back that says “Performance Mobility.” The license plate number is 580GWA. 

Holmes has had the van for about two years and cannot believe she has lost her only means of transportation.

"If you’re not handicapped and not in a wheelchair it doesn’t mean anything to you … just turn it in, turn yourself in," she said. 

If you have any information on this case, you’re asked to call Portland Police.

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