Plainfield Police Seek Car Theft Suspect

Plainfield police are looking for a suspect who stole a car when the driver ran into the store at a local gas station.

Police said that around 10:30 p.m. on March 21 the victim pulled into the Sunoco Gas Station at 704 Norwich Road and left her keys in the car while she went into the store. The suspect also entered the store and after making a purchase, left the store and took off in the victim’s vehicle.

Officers later located the stolen car in the area of Bennett and Douglas streets.

The suspect is described as a heavier-set middle-aged man with brown hair. He was wearing dark sunglasses, a blue and white sweater, and blue jeans at the time of the theft. Investigators believe the suspect either lives or frequents the community behind the Pit Stop Spirit Shop, which is across the street from the Sunoco.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect should contact Plainfield police at 860-564-0804.

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