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Coat May Help Police Identify Driver Involved in Hit-and-Run

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Des Moines police believe this coat belongs to the suspect in a hit-and-run. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines police are working to identify the driver involved in a hit-and-run.

On Monday, 27-year-old Anthony Hites of Des Moines was seriously injured after a suspect driving a stolen car crashed into Hites’ vehicle. He remains in the ICU on Tuesday afternoon.

Des Moines police believe this coat belongs to the suspect in a hit-and-run. (WHO-HD)

The suspect fled the scene, but investigators have now found a coat that is believed to belong to the man. The coat is gray and has “Jedd” embroidered on the front in blue. Police say the suspect is described as a white male wearing gray jeans and a backwards black baseball cap.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspect is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811, or Crimestoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400. Online tips can also be submitted anonymously at www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com.