ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46)- Police have released surveillance video of a man who was caught stealing a car from a gas station in East Atlanta.

The incident occurred in the 1100 block of McPherson Avenue.

The victim told police she left her vehicle running while she went inside the store to purchase fuel. While the victim was inside, the suspect got into the car and sped away.

In the video, you can see the victim run after her vehicle. She was able to enter the vehicle through the passenger door while it was stopped at the intersection of Moreland Ave. SE and McPherson Ave. SE. 

Once inside of the Jeep, the suspect and the victim engaged in a physical altercation and the suspect punched the victim in the face several times.

During the altercation, the suspect struck a Nissan Sentra then exited the Jeep before fleeing the area on foot.

Anyone who may recognize the suspect or has any information on this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers or Atlanta Police.

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