Carterville Police searching for juvenile suspect in auto theft

Police in Carterville are searching for a male juvenile, accused of stealing a pickup truck.

According to the Carterville Police Department, the Ford truck was parked outside of a home in the 400 block of Prosperity Street, unlocked, with the keys in the ignition, when the young man made off with it sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Around 9:30 Sunday morning, police say the owner spotted the truck, followed it to Pennsylvania Avenue, where the suspect parked it and fled on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Carterville Police.