Child safe after car stolen in Queens with 5-year-old inside

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Man steals car with 5-year-old girl inside
A 5-year-old girl has been reunited with her mother after frightening incident in Queens Tuesday night.

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- Police are looking for the man responsible for stealing a vehicle with a child inside Tuesday evening.

It happened on Jamaica Avenue in Queens, where a 29-year-old mother told police that she left her grey Toyota vehicle running and double parked with her five-year-old daughter inside as she quickly ran inside a store.

Officials say a man then got into the vehicle and fled the scene.

A good Samaritan found the child at the Jamaica YMCA and brought her to the nearest police precinct, where she was reunited with her mother.

Police are still looking for the car and the suspect involved in the incident.


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