Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SUV Stolen with Baby inside in Woodhaven

From Jamie Roth Eyewitness News:
WOODHAVEN (WABC) -- An infant took the ride of his young life when carjacker stole his father's SUV, left idling outside a store in the Jamaica section of Queens. (Video from My Fox New York)

Police say the boy's father left his 1995 Chevy Blazer running when he went into a store at 92nd Street and Jamaica Avenue just before midnight. He left his son, an 18-month-old named Micholas, in the back seat. As he entered the store, the father said he turned around and spotted someone in his car. He yelled, "Bro, my son is in the car! My son is in the car!" But the suspect took off. The father called police, who quickly responded and searched the area.

The carjacker, apparently spotting the boy in the back, dropped off the child in front of a nearby house on 104th Street. The boy, left with a bottle, was reportedly found by residents. They called police, who reunited the child with his father. The boy appeared unharmed. Both were taken to Jamaica Medical Center for evaluation.

The suspect fled in the SUV. No arrests were immediately made.

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