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Thief Steals Car Left Running While Driver Puts Air in Tires at Wawa in Maplewood

By rlsmetro on
Maplewood

Police are looking for a thief who stole a car from a service station in Maplewood Sunday morning. 

According to a preliminary investigation, officers were dispatched to the Wawa gas station in the 1500 block of Springfield Avenue to investigate a reported vehicle theft around 7 a.m. 

Units arrived and found the driver, who reported that a male suspect sped off in his vehicle while he attempted to fill air in the vehicle's tires. 

Police began a search for the victim's blue Hyundai Santa Fe. 

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries while trying to stop the suspect during the incident. 

Police continue to remind motorists never to leave a vehicle unattended and running. The suspect remained at large.