It was a Christmas Eve one 4-year-old might not soon forget.
Police in Newark said the child was sitting in a parked on Broadway when a suspect hopped inside and sped away with the vehicle.
According to Public Safety Director Brian O'Hara, a woman had exited the vehicle moments before and had left the car running.
Police eventually caught up to the stolen vehicle at Broadway and Bloomfield Avenue, where they found the 4-year-old inside and unharmed.
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The carjacker got away and no arrests were reported Saturday.