Police have released surveillance video of a man accused of stealing an SUV with a 2-year-old boy inside.
The carjacking happened Saturday morning in the Parkchester area of the Bronx. The thief, pictured in the red hooded sweatshirt, drove off in a couple's SUV with their toddler son still in the back seat.
Police say the child's mother was loading groceries into the family's Chevy Trailblazer outside a supermarket when a man jumped into the driver's seat and hit the gas.
Police say the thief apparently realized what happened right away, stopped the car, took the boy out of his car seat and left him in the street.
The boy's father ran up the block to retrieve him as the SUV sped off.
Police were still looking for the SUV Saturday afternoon.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.
Published at 6:39 AM EDT on Sep 19, 2011
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