Suspected Car Thief on the Loose After Escaping Authorities in Pico Rivera

A suspected car thief thought to have been hiding in a Pico Rivera home is on the loose again after escaping authorities Wednesday, an official said.

Authorities search for a person in Pico Rivera on Nov. 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities search for a person in Pico Rivera on Nov. 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident began about 3:25 a.m. near the intersection of Serapis Avenue and Telegraph Road, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department LT. Tenney said.

Deputies spotted a suspected car thief in a vehicle, but the person fled on foot when he noticed authorities, Tenney said.

Deputies believe the man ran into a house just north of Telegraph road, and were attempting to get him out, Tenney said.

Video showed an armored vehicle and SWAT team had been moved to the area.

A containment area set up around the home was broken down about 9 a.m. after authorities determined the man was no longer in the area, Lt. Villanueva said.

Authorities described the suspected car thief as a 25-year-old Hispanic man, but have not released his name.

KTLA's Stephen Acosta and Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.