PASADENA, Md. (WJZ) — Police in Anne Arundel County have released a photo of the suspect accused of stealing a vehicle in Pasadena on Friday night with a toddler and infant inside.
Police released the surveillance photo on Saturday evening. They say the suspect was wearing a long-sleeve plaid shirt and dark pants.
Below is a photo of the suspect from last night’s stolen vehicle with the children inside. Suspect is a white male with a long sleeve plaid shirt & dark pants. If you have any information regarding the suspect, please contact Eastern District Detectives at 410-222-6145. pic.twitter.com/N6pnz9NZQF
— Anne Arundel Police (@AACOPD) September 5, 2020
Police responded just after 9 p.m. on Friday to the Exxon gas station located in the 8100 block of Ritchie Highway for a report of a stolen vehicle.
When officers arrived, they met with the driver of the vehicle who said she was pumping gas when the suspect jumped in the vehicle and immediately sped off.
During their investigation, officers were flagged down by a citizen who said they may have seen the vehicle.
Officers immediately began to search the area and were able to locate the vehicle with the two children inside.
Both children, a two-year-old and a six-month-old, were unharmed and have since been reunited with their mother, according to police.
Police said, thanks to the power of social media and a vigilant community, they were able to reunite the family.
“It’s the old saying, if you see something,” Detective John Mahaffee, of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, said. “That’s exactly what happened.”
According to police, the investigation is still ongoing and the suspect has not yet been located.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police immediately.