Austin Police are investigating after the theft of an unlocked and running vehicle from the front of an Austin restaurant Tuesday evening.

Chief of Police Dave McKichan reported that a 2007 Chevy Malibu was stolen from Pizza Hut in Austin Tuesday evening and was recovered at approximately 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morning in Mapleview. Chief McKichan went on to state that a purse and other items were stolen from the vehicle.  

No arrests have been made at last word, and McKichan stated that if anyone has any information concerning the theft, they are reminded that they can remain anonymous when calling Austin Police at 437-9400.