Police arrested a 21-year-old man after he allegedly shoplifted merchandise from a Mililani store and stole a vehicle in an attempt to flee from police.
At about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said the suspect stole items from the retail store and fled as employees followed him when he exited the establishment.
The employees called 911 and provided police a description of the suspect. Police said responding officers spotted the 21-year-old man in a nearby residential area.
The suspect fled and stole a vehicle. Police said he drove the vehicle a short distance before he ditched it and ran.
At about 12:45 p.m., police located the suspect and arrested him on suspicion of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, fourth-degree theft and driving without a license.
He was released pending further investigation.