Two families are left devastated by the theft of their Santa Clarita storage unit. They now have no way to generate income for their families.
These two families are vendors at Santa Clarita Swap Meet.
Their source for income has vanished, and what they describe as suspicious is the fact that it was at a location with security.
Angelica Jimenez, moved by her misfortune, says that she doesn’t understand how her merchandise, which was in a van, was stolen from the spot where she had been parking it six years. She prays daily to get it back.
“Well, that is what we’re waiting for is a miracle, or someone who can help us, who can tell us where we can find it, who can tell us I have seen it on such streets or something like that,” said Jimenez.
Jimenez was not the only victim to a robbery. Fatima Ostria her sister-in-law, who also has booth at the swap meet, had a van loaded with merchandise taken from her.
“I feel that the same way they took ours on Sunday afternoon, it was easy for them and they returned on Thursday for my sister-in-law’s,”Ostria.
Jimenez and Ostria suspect it to be the person who was in the vehicle at the storage unit on Sunday, which Jimenez witnessed.
She didn’t think much of it at the time, but that vehicle was captured on video by security cameras.
“I arrived at the place on Sunday morning to prepare for the work day but I did not see the plates and well, one never imagines what is going to happen,”Ostria.
They have no hope but to trust the authorities for their future.
“Because it was a big truck with a lot of merchandise, I think it was around $35,000 dollars or $40,000 because it was good merchandise,” Jimenez said.
These two families, despite the fact that authorities are currently investigating the case ask for the support of the community.
Anybody with information regarding their vehicle is requested to contact the police.