State College police are investigating the theft of a Jeep on Monday .
The owner of the vehicle said it was parked and left running at about 1 p.m. in Peach Alley behind his apartment at 456 E. Beaver Ave., police said. While he took items from the vehicle to his apartment, someone drove off with the black 1997 Wrangler, police said.
State police at Lewistown found the Jeep abandoned and out of gas in a parking lot at 5:45 p.m. that evening, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call State College police at 234-7150.