- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. (AP) - The possessions of an American family have been stolen in British Columbia before they made it to their new home in Alaska.

Police in Abbotsford say Anna Spencer and her five children were travelling through the city after leaving their Georgia home to join Spencer’s husband at a military base in Alaska.

Const. Ian MacDonald says Spencer was driving a U-Haul trailer, filled with belongings valued at about $100,000, when thieves made off with a 26-foot truck.

Surveillance video shows the vehicle parked in a hotel lot in the Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver, just after 3 a.m. on Monday, about 20 minutes before it’s driven away.

The stolen U-Haul was found in Surrey early Wednesday, but MacDonald says many items are gone.

Police urge anyone with information to contact them.

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