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Santa Maria Police are seeking the man in this photograph, identified Saturday as Manuel Frank Perez, of Santa Maria. Perez, who remains at-large, reportedly led officials on a pursuit in a stolen car late Tuesday night.

Police are asking for the public's help to identify a suspect who led officers on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle late Tuesday. 

Officials said the man led Santa Maria Police on a chase through the community during which officers lost sight of the suspect. They later found the car after the driver abandoned, it, according to Santa Maria Police Lt. Mark Streker.

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Officers backtracked and located video surveillance of the suspect in a convenience store. They also located a witness who saw a person matching the description of the person in the surveillance photograph fleeing from the vehicle. 

Police said they are confident the suspect can be identified with the community's help. Information can be called in anonymously to the dispatch center at 805-928-3781, ext. 2277.

Gina Kim covers crime and courts for Santa Maria Times. Follow her on Twitter @gina_k210

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