Two Santa Clarita families left without source of income after robbery – NBC Los Angeles

Two families are devastated after their goods are stolen from a storage unit in Santa Clarita, and now they find themselves with no way to generate money to support their family.

Both families are vendors at the Santa Clarita swap meet.

Their source of income is gone for the time being, and what they say they find suspicious is that it was in a place where there must have been security.

Moved by the misfortune, Angelica Jimenez says she doesn’t understand how all of her merchandise that was inside a van was stolen from where she had parked it for six years, and she prays every day to get it back.

“Well, that’s what we’re waiting for, that’s a miracle, or someone who can help us, who can tell us where we can find him, who can tell us that I’ve seen him in such streets or something,” Jimenez said.

Jimenez isn’t the only victim of theft. His sister-in-law Fatima Ostria, who also has a booth at the same swap meet, also had a van stolen from her with goods and from the same location where Jimenez’s vehicle was stolen.

“I feel like the same way they took ours on Sunday afternoon, it was easy for them and they came back Thursday for my sister-in-law,” Ostria said.

Ostria and Jimenez suspect it could have been the person in a vehicle that was in the storage unit Sunday afternoon that Jimenez saw.

Although at that time she hadn’t thought of it, until that same vehicle appeared in a video from the security cameras.

“I arrived on site on Sunday morning to prepare for the working day but I didn’t see the plates and well, you never imagine what will happen,” Ostria said.

For these two families, there is only hope and trust in the authorities.

“Because it was a big truck with a lot of cargo, I think it was around $35,000 or $40,000 because it was good cargo,” Jimenez said.

And while authorities are investigating the case, these two families are also asking for help from the community.

Anyone with information about their vehicles is asked to report it to the police.