Police are trying to find a 17-year-old boy who is suspected in a recent auto theft.

Cody Hunter allegedly stole the vehicle from the 200 block of South Dorgenois Street about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.

The victim told police he saw an unknown man get in his car and drive away in it. The victim tried to stop the thief after the car was stopped by traffic while going the wrong way down a one-way street, police said.

The thief got out of the car and ran away at that point.

Detectives obtained a warrant for Hunter for theft of a motor vehicle after he was identified as a suspect.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.