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Vehicle stolen with non-verbal wheelchair-dependent man still inside


**Update: Authorities have located the vehicle abandoned in the area of SE Floresta Dr and SE Naranja Ave. The victim is said to be safe and unharmed. The investigation is on-going. **


PORT ST. LUCIE, FL–  Authorities in Port St. Lucie are searching for a Dodge Caravan that was stolen with a non-verbal wheelchair-bound man still inside. 

The van was taken from a convenience store in the 900 block of Southwest Bayshore Boulevard around 2:00 p.m. on Monday. 

Authorities say a group home employee was transporting the 55-year-old man when they decided to stop at the store. 

When the employee went inside of the store, an unknown man carrying a duffle bag got into the vehicle and took off. 

 Authorities are searching for a 2014 Dodge Caravan with a wheelchair ramp and FL Tag DKBD50. 

The surveillance video of the suspect shows the suspect as a white male between 30-40 years old. 

The suspect appears to be five feet nine inches tall and 190 lbs. 

He was last seen driving north on Bayshore Blvd.

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact your local police department.