CALGARY -- A vehicle stolen when it was left running in a Lethbridge driveway Wednesday morning was recovered by police, but it was on fire in a farmer's field.

Lethbridge police say the vehicle's owner saw it backing out of the driveway on Stafford Bay N. about 8:30 a.m. and ran out to try and stop it, but the thief fled after a brief struggle.

About two hours later, Coaldale RCMP found the car on fire in a farmer’s field.
The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • Male
  • About 20 to 25-years-old
  • Wearing a grey coat with the hood up
  • Winter boots with fur on top

Anyone with information is asked to call Lethbridge police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

Police are reminding motorists to never leave unlocked vehicles running and unattended.