Plainfield police: 8 vehicles stolen in 3 weeks

(Provided Photo/Plainfield Police Department)

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Police in Plainfield are asking residents to be more vigilant after a number of vehicle thefts in the town in recent weeks.

The Plainfield Police Department said on Tuesday that eight vehicles have been stolen over the past three weeks. Two of those vehicles were recovered in Indianapolis, near Interstate 70 and Rural Street.

Police say in each case, the vehicle was left unlocked with the keys inside. Police say the thefts typically happened between 4:30 a.m. and 7 a.m.

In one of the cases, police say a credit card was stolen from a vehicle and used at a Shell gas station, located at 2705 Bloyd Avenue in Indianapolis. The suspect in that incident is pictured in this story.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Lt. Jeff Stephens at (317) 838-3565 x3232 or by email at

Police say they want to remind residents to remove all valuables from vehicles before parking it overnight and to make sure to remove keys before locking the vehicle.

Residents can call (317) 839-8700 to report any suspicious activity occurring in Plainfield. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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