SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This is no Smokey and the Bandit story. South Plainfield Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen 18-wheeler. The truck and trailer were stolen from 450 Metuchen Road on Sunday evening between 11:00pm -11:40pm. The suspects cut a padlocked gate to gain access to the truck.

The truck is a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia NJ Registration AS606L with the number 13 on the nose and EKONOKAR written on the side and top of the cab. The trailer is supposed to have a valid Registration # 9895LA. It was loaded with burlap cloth.

This is an owner/operator truck which is the owners’ only means of income. Anyone with information is asked to contact South Plainfield Detective Joe Indano 908-226-7663