Police: Man steals SUV hours after release from jail

November 20, 2019 GMT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say they are looking for a man who stole an SUV hours after being released from jail.

The Charleston Police Department on Wednesday said they’ve filed charges against 44-year-old Christopher Peter Witthohn as they continue to search for him.

Authorities say Witthohn left jail at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Then at 1 p.m. police said he broke into multiple vehicles and stole a black Toyota Sequoia from the Big Sandy Superstore parking lot on Southridge Boulevard.

The vehicle has not yet been recovered. Police are asking the public to report any information about Witthohn’s whereabouts or the location of the stolen SUV.