Bakersfield police are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect wanted for theft.

At 6 p.m. Sept. 12, the suspect entered the Rite Aid at 8000 White Lane, selected items and concealed them on him. He was confronted by a store employee, abandoned the items and left.

The suspect is described as white, in his mid-30s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 165 pounds, with medium black hair.

Anyone with information regarding this case or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111 or Detective Keli Reed at 326-3504.

To send an anonymous text message to the BPD, enter 274637 and text BPDCRIMES along with the message. Tips can also be anonymously sent through the smartphone TipSubmit mobile app or via email at .

- Bakersfield Police Department