1-year-old found safe after thief steals car with child in backseat, Detroit police say

Thief left child couple of blocks from where car was stolen

A 1-year-old child has been recovered after being in the backseat of a vehicle when it was stolen in Detroit.

DETROIT – A 1-year-old child has been recovered after being in the backseat of a vehicle when it was stolen in Detroit.

The child’s mother left the car running in the area of 7 Mile and Greenfield roads on Detroit’s west side while she went into a store.

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Someone stole her car with the child inside. After driving a couple of blocks, the thief let the child out of the car and fled the scene.

Someone found the child alone near a busy street and found his mother.

“He came running up the street with my baby,” the mother said. “I’m so happy because I thought something had happened to my kid. I was just happy that he’s OK.”

The suspect is at large. The vehicle is described as a blue Hyundai with tinted windows.

Police are investigating.

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