BREAKING NEWS: Corinth police investigating a homicide Full Story

New Albany police seek car thief

New Albany police are searching for a car thief and the stolen car.

Posted: May. 14, 2018 12:46 PM
Updated: May. 14, 2018 12:49 PM

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - New Albany police are searching for a car thief and the stolen car.

Scroll for more content...

The theft happened Monday morning sometime near 6:30 at Tony's Quickmart on West Bankhead Street.

New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson says the car's owner left the engine running to go inside the store to get something to eat.

Surveillance video captured a man with a backpack jump into the driver's seat of a 2014 Kia Optima and take off.

Robertson says the owner tried to stop the thief but was too late.

The vehicle is described as being maroon-colored with a license plate of PPH-221.

If you see a vehicle matching this description, you're urged to contact New Albany police.

Article Comments

Tupelo
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 75°
Columbus
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 73°
Oxford
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 75°
Starkville
Scattered Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 72°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather