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Police Find Man Who Was in Stolen U-Haul Truck

A 63-year-old man who was in a U-Haul box truck when it was stolen Wednesday has been found, police said.

The man was riding in the truck when it was stolen Wednesday in Anaheim.

Anaheim Police Department officers responded about 2:20 p.m. to the 3100 block of West Lincoln Avenue, near the street’s intersection with Beach Boulevard, and learned from the caller that the rented box truck had been stolen from the scene with the man with special needs inside, according to the department’s Sgt. Jacob Gallacher.

The man’s caregiver had stepped out of the U-Haul truck to go into a DMV office in Anaheim before someone jumped into the truck and drove off with him in the passenger seat, according to investigators.

Details about where he was found were not immediately available. He was found in the truck in the Los Angeles area, police said.

No arrests were reported Thursday.

The person who stole the truck was described as a woman with a thin build and long straight blonde hair, who was last seen wearing a bandana over her face.

The U-Haul is A 2011 10-foot GMC box truck with the Arizona license plate AE23468 that was last seen being driven northbound on Western Avenue from West Lincoln Avenue.

Anyone with information on the crime or Blackwood’s whereabouts was asked to call 911 or the Anaheim Police Department at 714-765-1900.

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