Police looking for suspect alleged to have stolen a car in Chesterfield

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CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) - Chesterfield Police are looking for the public's help in identifying a man depicted in surveillance video from a St. Charles County quick stop.  Police believe the man stole a car in Chesterfield, drove it to the QT at Highway 94 and Kisker Road, and then contacted somebody to come and pick him up.

Police believe the man stole the car from the driveway of a home on a remote part of Chesterfield Airport Road.

Chesterfield Police Captain Steven Lewis, said, "In the morning at approximately 7:15 we were contacted by the victim who stated she had gone out to walk her dog in her neighborhood.  Upon returning she discovered one of her doors was open.  She looked around in her residence and noticed the keys to her vehicle were gone.  When she checked her driveway she determined the vehicle had been taken."

Captain Lewis said police ran the plates on the car after somebody noticed it had been abandoned at the QT.  That confirmed it was the woman's stolen car.

Asked if the home had been left unlocked, Lewis said they homeowner says no.  But there was no sign of forced entry.

"From the homeowner's perspective," said Lewis, "When you leave your home and you lock it up, and you come back and... however the person gained entry we don't know, but... they obviously were able to get entry into their residence and steal their car.  It's not something you expect when you're out for your morning walk."

And now police would like the public's help in identifying the man in the surveillance photos.

"Additionally the photos themselves are very clear," said Lewis.  "We're pretty sure that if someone knows this person they're going to be able to identify him right away.  Once again, we want to talk to this person.  We want to find out why they did what they did."

Anyone who recognizes the man should call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.