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Florida toddler recovered after van stolen

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Virginia police are searching for a minivan with Florida plates saying "Hashem1" after recovering a toddler who was in the van when it was stolen.

The mother of 18-month-old Naomi Hillel was filling up her Honda Odyssey with gas in Virginia Beach, Va., on Wednesday morning when a man pushed her aside and drove off.

Guests at a hotel in nearby Newport News found Naomi wandering a few hours later and staff alerted police, leading to an emotional reunion with her parents.

The dark gray minivan is still missing. Naor Hillel, Naomi’s father, explained to the Virginian-Pilot that the license plate signifies "God is One."

Police issued an for alert for Matthew Nash, 24, a white male.

 
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