UPDATE: The suspect has been located and was arrested at approximately 1:30 pm on Monday. He was located on foot near New London. He is currently in the Marion County Jail.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Ralls County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for a man wanted in connection with an armed car jacking that originated in Hannibal shortly after 5:00 pm.

The suspect exited the stolen vehicle at the Love's Truck Stop in New London and police brought in additional resources (including a K9 unit) to set up a perimeter. The suspect remains at large.

A suspect, described as a "white male approximately 40 years of age with medium build and short red hair", is believed to be passing through the area and a possible hitchhiker. He was last seen in a baseball cap, dark grey shirt, and camouflage cargo shorts.

The Sheriff's office asks the public to report any suspicious activity and to refrain from picking up hitchhikers.

This story will be updated as more information is released.