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I am very sorry to learn of this situation. Unfortunately the tow company is entitled to collect its fee for towing and storage of your vehicle (remember, the responsible party for this loss are the thieves who actually took your van, not the tow company who provided a service by picking up the vehicle and holding it).
As long as the rates they are charging are "reasonable" (usually this rate is set by the City - you can check with the detective or officer that is assisting you with the auto theft claim), they are entitled to bill you for this.
For reimbursement you have 2 options:
1) contact your insurance carrier and file a claim for damage to the vehicle (if there is any loss to tools or other items in the van), plus the cost of towing and storage
2) file the claim in Magistrate's court (or with the Prosecutor's Office - depending on local practice) for reimbursement from the victim's restitution fund.