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VAN THEFT: Des Moines Victim Run Over

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A Des Moines man is recovering from being run over by his own van as two men were in the process of stealing the vehicle.

Police say it happened around 2:00 Sunday morning in the 5700 block of Winona Street. The victim told officers he walked out of his house to find two men stealing his van, when he tried to stop them he says the suspects ran him over.

The victim’s wife took him to the hospital with injuries to his leg, arm and a large cut on his head. That’s where police interviewed the couple, who told them that they typically keep the keys in their cars in the garage, and they believe someone got ahold of a garage door opener to gain entry into the garage.

Police have not named any suspects or announced any arrests in the case.

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