A Turlock man is wanted for carjacking after taking a vehicle during a test drive, the Turlock Police Department reported.
The suspect has been identified as Emanuel Ribeiro, 38.
The incident began around 2 p.m. Monday when Ribeiro met with an individual to test drive a car being offered through a private sale.
In the area of E. Olive Avenue and E. Canal Drive Ribeiro forced the owner of the vehicle out and sped away in it, said Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Neil Cervenka.
The theft was reported and a description of the suspect was given to the police department.
Ribeiro was named as the suspect after a detective spotted him driving the stolen vehicle, Cervenka said.
Ribeiro eluded the detective before marked patrol units could arrive and his whereabouts are currently unknown.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Officer Adam Anguiano at 668-5550 ext. 6753. Anyone spotting Ribeiro should call TPD Dispatch at 668-1200.