Kennewick police say a man stole stereo equipment from the Walmart on South Quillan Street on Friday night, and they want the public's help to find him.
The incident happened about 7:20 p.m.
Officers arrived as the man was driving away in a pickup truck. He nearly hit a patrol car and jumped a curb in the process, a police news release said.
The man drove toward the Canyon Lakes Golf Course and ditched the truck, running away on foot, the release said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 628-0333. Confidential tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 586-TIPS (8477), 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org.