INDIANAPOLIS - Police are investigating the theft of a semitrailer that the owner said was filled with $70,000 worth of Gatorade.
The trailer was parked in an unsecured lot in the 2300 block of West Lambert Street on Tuesday, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.
The theft was reported by the victim who told police he had several new Great Dane Trailers, Inc. trailers parked in the lot.
He told authorities he noticed one was missing, so he reviewed the security video.
He said the video showed at 3 p.m., a white semi backed up to the trailer. That driver circled the trailer and then waited 23 minutes before taking off with the trailer.
"A lot of the cargo thefts is kinda bigger than what people think. We see that quite often and they can end up -- we've seen them end up in Florida, we've seen them end up in Chicago, Illinois, all the surrounding states. A lot of times we just end up recovering just an empty trailer, so as where the product ends up, that's another black market issue,” IMPD Southwest District Detective Larry Craciunoiu said.
Craciunoiu said at this point, it is still unclear if the suspect knew what was in the trailer at the time it was stolen.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at crimetips.org or by texting "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627.