BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A four-year-old boy has been reunited with family members after the car he was in was stolen in East Baltimore, according to Baltimore City Police.
Police say the vehicle was running when it was stolen around 7:30pm Wednesday in East Baltimore. A man who said he was the child’s uncle told WJZ that family members were loading items into the car, when someone hopped in and took off. Police say it appears the suspect did not realize a child was in the backseat.
The vehicle was abandoned in the 2500 block of East Chase Street a short time later, according to police. Someone called 911 after hearing the child crying in the unattended car. Police responded and found the child unharmed and helped to reunite the child with his family members.
The man who said he was the child’s uncle told WJZ that the child was taken to a hospital, but is doing okay.
The car was towed away from the scene around 11pm Wednesday.
Police said they were still searching for the suspect as of 12:25am Thursday.