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1-Year-Old Boy Found Safe After Suspect Steals Car With Him Inside in Brooklyn

What to Know

  • Four suspects stole a car in Brooklyn Monday evening and took off with a 1-year-old inside the vehicle, according to law enforcement sources
  • The suspects stole the car after the mother left her child in the white Mitsubishi with the keys in the ignition and the engine running
  • The boy was found safe and sound along Park Place in Crown Heights not too long afterward

A suspect stole a car in Brooklyn Monday evening and took off — with a 1-year-old boy inside the vehicle, according to police.

A man got into the stolen SUV just before 7 p.m. from the corner of Kingston Avenue and Deen Street, a police spokesperson said. The mother left her child in the white Mitsubishi as she went to quickly grab some groceries, with the keys in the ignition as the car was running.

As she was in the store, the thief went and took the car, police said.

An Amber Alert was issued briefly, before the boy was found safe and sound along Park Place in Crown Heights, several blocks away. A nanny nearby who got the alert noticed a shirtless man getting out of the SUV after parking it with its lights flashing. She said she checked the license plate to see if it was the same vehicle.

After confirming her suspicion, she got her building's super and they found the toddler in the backseat, fast asleep.

The child's mother was reunited with her son, who did not appear to be harmed but was taken to the hospital for precautionary purposes, according to law enforcement sources.

No charges have been filed against the mother and there were no word on the carjacking suspect.

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