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Police Search for Men Who Stole Martial Arts Van, ATM in Virginia

New surveillance video shown on News4 shows the men stealing an ATM bolted to the floor of a gas station

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Prince William County police are still searching for two men who stole a martial arts van and used it to steal an ATM Tuesday morning.  

Justin Ladson owns Prestige Sport Martial Arts in Manassas, Virginia, a martial arts studio where he teaches taekwondo to kids. “I’m extremely blessed to do exactly what I love. I’ve been doing martial arts since I was a little kid myself,” Ladson said. 

His van, used to take children to tournaments, was usually parked in a lot. So Ladson said he was shocked to get to work and see that it was gone.

“To be honest, I thought it was a movie,” Ladson said. 

Prince William County police said two men shown in surveillance video drove the stolen van to a Wi-Not Stop gas station, pried open the front door, stole an ATM bolted into the ground and then drove away.

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“I was really upset because I don’t want that image to be known with our logo,” Ladson said.

Police found the van in Woodbridge Tuesday night and are processing it for evidence.

I was really upset because I don’t want that image to be known with our logo.

Justin Ladson

“I hope there's not a lot of damage. I really hope I can get the van in a decent condition,” Ladson said. 

It is unknown if detectives located the ATM. The thieves are still at large. 

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Prince Williams County Police Department.

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