TORONTO -- Toronto police have identified a suspect wanted in an alleged hit-and-run that saw three pedestrians injured when a car mounted a sidewalk.

Police say a male suspect stole several items from a retail store in the city's midtown area near Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

They say the suspect then jumped into a stolen vehicle and fled when a police officer pursued him.

It's alleged the suspect tried to hit the officer before driving up onto the sidewalk and striking three people, sending one to hospital with minor injuries.

Police say the suspect later ditched the vehicle and fled on foot.

Police say in a release that 47-year-old Steven Brunswick is sought on charges of attempted murder, theft of a vehicle, dangerous driving and failing to remain.

He is described as white, six-foot-one, 220 pounds with grey-black hair and a heavy build.