Rome Police said that they are searching for a man who stole a 2001 Ford Expedition after a man after taking it for a test drive.

Reports stated that the owner of the SUV met the man on Saturday at a business on Shorter Avenue to take the vehicle for test drive.

After returning from the test drive the suspect told the owner that they wanted the car, but could not get the money for another hour.

The suspect said that he would buy the owner lunch while they wait, and then proceeded to go to a restaurant.   The victim stated that while inside the suspect told him that he had left his wallet in the vehicle and needed the keys so that he could go get it.

However, after walking outside, the suspect never came back. When he walked outside to check on the suspect, he, as well as the Expedition was gone.