New Albany police seek car thief

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

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

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

Photo: New Albany PD

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.

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