East Ridge police are looking for a man who was caught on camera stealing a car from a local Hardee's on Wednesday.

It happened shortly after 5:40 p.m. at Hardee's on Ringgold Road.

Police released surveillance video which shows a man in Oakley baseball hat stealing a silver, early 2000s model Ford Taurus that was parked at the restaurant.

Police say the suspect used the car in an auto burglary.

Investigators found the stolen car and the items taken during the auto burglary, but say they need the public's help with identifying the suspect.

Police are using this case to remind people to lock their vehicles and never leave them running while unattended.

If you recognize the suspect, please call the East Ridge Police Department at (423) 867-3720.

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