Police: Man tries to steal car from Valley Plaza lot

Published 02/13 2014 04:58PM

Updated 02/13 2014 05:14PM

BAKERSFIELD, CA -- Bakersfield Police need your help identifying and locating a man and the vehicle he used while trying to steal a car. Police say on Sunday morning the man drove into the Sears parking lot at 3001 Ming Ave. in a: 1998 black Honda Civic 2-door Ca. License 4AQL843 and parked next to a white Honda.

The man is described by police as: white, mid-20’s, 5’8”-10”, thin build.  He was seen wearing a black baseball cap with blue bill, gray hooded sweatshirt, white t-shirt and blue jeans.

Police say he entered the white Honda by unknown means and attempted to steal the vehicle however; was unsuccessful because the vehicle was equipped with a “Club” type steering wheel anti-theft device.

He then entered the suspected vehicle which was a previously reported stolen vehicle and fled.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Dennis Murphy at (661) 326-3567 or Bakersfield Police at (661) 327-7111.

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