INDIANAPOLIS -- A Ford F-450 truck containing $40,000-worth of concrete tools and construction equipment was stolen from an Indianapolis hotel parking lot overnight – the latest in a series of thefts of Ford heavy and super duty trucks in Central Indiana.
The theft occurred sometime between 2-7 a.m. at the Super 8 Motel at 4530 S. Emerson Avenue.
The truck, a white 2004 Ford F-450, belongs to ADC Concrete of Union City, Ohio, and has "ADC Concrete" written on the doors.
It's just the latest of dozens of thefts of Ford F-series trucks across Central Indiana over the past year.
In the past week alone, an RTV6 review of vehicle theft reports found four other F-series trucks reported stolen from Indianapolis:
- 10/5 10:00 AM – Owner reports his 1998 Ford F-150 stolen from its parking spot outside of his apartment building on the 6700 block of Martinique Lane.
- 10/5 3:00 PM – 2003 Ford F-250 reported stolen from Ed Martin Nissan at 802 N. Shadeland Avenue, along with a 2010 Nissan sedan. The sedan is later recovered.
- 10/9 10:20 AM – A 2006 Ford F-250 is reported stolen off the street on the 900 block of Shelby Street sometime overnight.
- 10/11 6:30 AM – IMPD officers are called to investigate a 2011 Ford F-150 Super Cab truck stolen from the 6300 block of West Washington Street. The truck is later recovered.
The trucks are popular for thieves because their parts, especially their motors and catalytic converters, are hot commodities.
In August, police found two heavy duty Ford trucks that had been stolen. One of them was loaded up with thieves' tools. The other was chopped up into pieces.
Last month, officers found six stolen Ford heavy duty trucks on a property on the south side of Indianapolis while serving a warrant. The vehicles were stripped of parts inside and out, and had been reported stolen from Monroe, Marion and Hendricks counties.
Brand new, Ford heavy-duty trucks can run more than $50,000.
If you have any information about the thefts, contact Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.