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Alaska State Troopers are seeking a driver on the run after he abandoned a truck carrying stolen goods Wednesday, then evaded a ground and air search.

The incident began with a Wednesday call to Fairbanks troopers, who responded at about 8 a.m. to reports of a vehicle theft and burglary at the intersection of Sheep Creek and Tanana Drive. As of Friday morning, AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen say no arrests have been made in the case.

“During the investigation, and while troopers were still on the scene, a beat up orange-red Ford pickup truck with a stake bed with firewood and furniture in the back drove past,” troopers wrote. “The complainant identified items in the back of the truck as belonging to him.”

Pursuing troopers chased the truck to a dead end at Miller Hill Road, where the driver and the truck’s passenger both got out. While the passenger remained at the scene, was questioned and released, the driver crossed Goldstream Creek and escaped authorities.

“Troopers conducted a search of the area using a K-9 unit, (University of Alaska Fairbanks) Police Department, Fairbanks (Police Department), (Bureau of Land Management) rangers and Helo-2,” troopers wrote. “The driver was not located and is still at large.”

In an email to Channel 2, AST spokesperson Megan Peters says the theft reported to troopers consisted of a box truck and its contents. She says troopers don’t know whether the unregistered pickup driven in the chase, which has been bought and sold several times, was also stolen; it was subsequently impounded by troopers.

“Not all the property has been recovered from the theft/burglary,” Peters wrote. “So, we don’t have an estimate yet on the value of goods.”

Troopers say the driver, described as a white man from 25 to 35 years old, had facial hair and long black hair. He was wearing a black sleeveless tank top, as well as dark jeans.

Anyone with information on the driver’s whereabouts is asked to call Fairbanks police at 907-451-5100.