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Man steals city truck in Central Bksfd

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Posted at 2:10 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 19:13:03-04

Bakersfield Police are looking for a man who stole a city truck and led them on a brief pursuit in Central Bakersfield on Wednesday afternoon.

BPD officials tell 23ABC that a Hispanic male stole a city truck from the streets department near Truxtun Ave and Chester Ave.

The vehicle was then located by BPD on Chester Ave. when the man led police on a short pursuit.

The man later crashed the truck at a different and  fled the scene.

A perimeter was put up in the area but they could not locate the suspect.

Officials said they’re looking for a Hispanic male, 5’2, 120 lbs and was wearing a white shirt.

BPD says when the man is arrested, he will be charged with grand theft auto and resisting arrest.