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North Forsyth vehicle theft suspect in custody
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Forsyth County News

***UPDATE: The suspect was taken into custody just after 5 p.m., according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. Any further information on the suspect or the circumstances surrounding the incident have not been released.

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NORTH FORSYTH — Authorities are searching for a theft suspect who ran off after abandoning a stolen vehicle Tuesday morning in northwestern Forsyth County.

Deputies stopped the vehicle around the Green Summers subdivision off Burnt Bridge Road, but the man drove away, according to Robin Regan, a spokesman with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

The vehicle, which had been reported stolen in neighboring Cherokee County, was recovered a short time later after the suspect ditched it before running away.

Regan said deputies with tracking dogs have established a perimeter while they search the area.

The man is described as white and his mid-20s to early 30s with a shaved head, a tattoo on the back of his head and face, as well as tattoos covering his arms.

Regan said he was last seen wearing a white T-shirt.

There is no indication the man is armed, Regan said, but anyone who comes in contact with him is advised to not approach him and call 911 or the non-emergency line at (770) 781-3087.