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Vietnam Vet’s Van Stolen For 2nd Time

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BRIGHTON HEIGHTS (KDKA) – Andrew Matvey thinks someone is out to get him.

When he came downstairs to get in his van parked on Geyer Avenue in Brighton Heights, his vehicle was gone. The thief drove away with Matvey’s motorized scooter inside the van.

“Now, I’m in the same position. No way of mobility, no way to get to the store,” Matvey said. “Somebody’s playing a game.”

This is the second time in a month Matvey has been victimized by the same crime. Someone stole his van from his house last month, but it was recovered by police.

Each time the van was stolen an electric scooter was inside. Someone donated a replacement the last time, but now Matvey has nothing.

“I want to say, just drop the van somewhere so I can get my chair back so I can be mobile. I got to eat and I got to do things and I got to go to the hospital and I use the chair,” Matvey said.

Matvey, a disabled Vietnam veteran and diabetic, makes frequent visits to the VA hospital. He’s offering a reward for help finding his van.

“$1,000 reward for that truck returned unharmed, but I want the conviction of the people who stole it,” Matvey said.

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