WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. -

Authorities in Lehigh County say they are on the hunt for a thief who eluded police Tuesday evening.

It happened just after 6 p.m. when Whitehall Township Police responded to a reported theft at the Lehigh Valley Mall.

Police say the alleged thief was seen driving an SUV which they pursued into Allentown.

The driver ditched the vehicle on Liberty Street and remains on the loose.

Police are providing no further details at this time.