Police make arrest for Greenfield car thefts

Police arrest Carl Mays, Jr. for a string of car thefts in Greenfield. (Photo: Greenfield Police Department)
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GREENFIELD, Ind (WTHR) — The Greenfield Police Department has arrested one person in connection with a string of car thefts.

Police arrested 18-year-old Carl Mays, Jr. of Indianapolis Friday. He has been charged with auto theft and theft. Police say several more arrests are expected in the near future.

Greenfield Police released images of suspects Friday.

Greenfield car theft suspects. (Greenfield Police Department)

There have been 32 incidents in recent weeks where things were stolen from cars and in two cases the cars were stolen. A handgun was also stolen from one of the cars.

Police believe there are at least four suspects involved and were able to release images of some of them thanks to home security videos.

The thefts all happened in the Liberty Shores neighborhood on Sept. 13 and the Chapman Estates neighborhood on Sept. 7.

"The calls started coming in this morning about people going to their cars to leave for work and finding items ransacked, sometimes missing," said Asst. Chief Matt Holland, Greenfield Police Department.

Holly Chappell had three cars rummaged through where she lives. One of them was her son's car.

"They popped all the compartments and went through everything that possibly had any money. I think basically what they were looking for was money, any electronics, guns," Chappell said.

Police are asking that if you live in either of these neighborhood to please check your home security system video and report anything suspicious to the Greenfield Police Department.

If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact the Greenfield Police Department Investigation Division at 317-325-1280.

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