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Baby girl found safe after truck stolen from Plainfield gas station

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Posted at 8:03 AM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 10:49:35-04

PLAINFIELD — An infant girl has been found safe in Indianapolis after a truck was stolen Thursday morning from a Plainfield gas station.

Plainfield Police Department Deputy Chief Joe Aldridge said Kinsley Rose Potts, a 6-month-old girl was inside the truck just before 6:30 a.m. at the BP gas station/GetGo convenience store at Hadley Road and State Road 267.

Aldridge said her father tried to use Apple Pay at pump, but it did not work so he went inside to pay with the truck running and unlocked. When he came back outside, he saw someone taking off in the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country.

A statewide Amber Alert was issued around 8:55 a.m. Shortly after, a woman in a neighborhood in the 2000 block of Beulah Avenue near Sam Jones Expressway and Lynhurst Drive on the west side of Indianapolis recognized the truck's description from the Amber Alert and called police, Aldridge said.

Kinsley was found safe inside the truck. Aldridge said Plainfield police drove her parents to the neighborhood where they reunited with their daughter.

Aldridge said the suspect — a white male with a gray beard who was last seen wearing a white shirt — is still at-large and nobody has been taken into custody. Police are canvassing the area near where the infant and truck were found.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 911.