Large appliances stolen from new homes at Sunrise on the Monon

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Carmel police are searching for this vehicle, which they believe has been used in appliance thefts at Sunrise on the Monon. (Submitted photo)

Carmel police are searching for this vehicle, which they believe has been used in appliance thefts at Sunrise on the Monon. (Submitted photo)

By Nick Poust

Several large appliances have been stolen from newly- or nearly-completed homes in the Sunrise on the Monon neighborhood, and Carmel police are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect or suspects.

Police said stolen items include new washers, dryers and stoves. Video surveillance shows that the suspect appears to be driving a mid-2000s Ford Expedition or Explorer with a dent in the passenger side door and a license plate attached to the vehicle’s front bumper. It did not provide a clear view of the suspect.

CPD officer D.J. Schoeff said there have been multiple incidents during which these appliances were taken from uninhabited homes in the new development in the 9800 block of Westfield Boulevard.

“Nobody was living in the residences,” Schoeff said. “I’m sure there are probably some (community) members concerned that someone might be trying to come into their house, and that doesn’t seem to be the case.”

CPD is requesting that residents to contact them regarding any suspicious behavior.

“We always want you to be aware of anything that seems out of the ordinary and to contact us and let us know so we can check it out and make sure everything is okay,” Schoeff said. “If they were able to identify or see that vehicle, to help us with any information on it would be beneficial.”

If anyone has any information on the suspect or suspected vehicle contact the CPD Investigations Division at 317-571-2511 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.


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