The Carterville Police Department is seeking a suspect, who is possibly a juvenile, in connection to a stolen vehicle.

According to a news release from the department, officers responded at 6:30 a.m. Sunday to the 400 block of Prosperity Street in reference to a report of a stolen Ford truck. The truck was unlocked and the keys were in the ignition, and it was stolen from outside a residence between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police said the victim spotted the suspect in the truck at about 9:20 a.m. Sunday on Division Street, and after the victim followed, the suspect parked the truck on Pennsylvania Avenue and fled on foot. Police have possession of the vehicle and are processing it for evidence.

The suspect is described as a white male juvenile wearing blue jeans and a light gray hooded sweatshirt.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are asking anyone with information to contact the Carterville Police Department or Williamson County Crime Stoppers.

— The Southern

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