(Manchester, Ind.) - Dearborn County authorities are seeking a stolen vehicle from the Manchester area – the second such report from that area in less than a week.
The theft occurred sometime Thursday night, May 23 into Friday morning, May 24 from a home at 11260 State Road 48 in Manchester. The truck was described as a silver 2000 GMC pickup with Indiana plate RKE798. It had a sticker on the rear window that read “No Farmers No Food.”
It was the second reported auto theft in the Manchester area last week. A car was stolen from a home on Ellinghausen Road earlier in the week and wrecked early in the morning Tuesday, May 21, but no suspect was ever identified or apprehended, Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department Major Terry Van Winkle said last week.
The Ellinghausen Road theft followed the discovery of a car reported stolen from Missouri wrecked nearby just hours earlier. The incidents were believed to be related, said Van Winkle.
Residents in that area had been asked to keep their vehicles locked, as the sheriff’s department believed the suspect could still be in the area.
The sheriff's office has not indicated if Thrusday/Friday's stolen pickup truck is related to the Ellinghausen theft. Anybody with information on the auto thefts is asked to call the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department at (812) 537-3431 or their local law enforcement.