MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- An early morning encounter with a suspected car thief has Mobile Police looking for your help to identify the guy who managed to get away.

It was early Tuesday morning just before 4 a.m. An MPD patrol officer came across a man driving a 2013 Buick Lacrosse near Highmont Road and Woodside Drive.

As he passed the officer -- the driver appeared to try to hide his face. That was enough for the officer to follow him to a driveway in the 6400 block of Browder Drive. Turns out the car was reported stolen Thursday May 9th.

The suspect managed to get away, but not before being captured on surveillance cameras going through the carport of a home. In the video the suspect is shirtless, wearing red shorts and carrying a white t-shirt.

He's described as a white male 5'8 to 6 feet tall, approximately 180 pounds, with brown hair.

If anyone knows who he is or has information that can help investigators -- call Mobile Police at 251-208-7211, callers can remain anonymous.

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