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Baby Taken In Gas Station Carjacking Found Unhurt

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are searching for a man who stole a car — with a baby girl inside — from a Humboldt Park gas station Wednesday night.

The 1-year-old was later found unhurt.

The carjacking happened after the girl’s mother left her inside a running 1999 Pontiac Grand Am in a gas station parking lot in the 3100 block of West Chicago Avenue about 9:25 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

The man then jumped inside, taking the car with the baby still inside, Greer said.

Police found the car a short time later, abandoned about half a mile away in the 600 block of North Kedzie Avenue, police said.

The baby was still inside but was not injured, Greer said. Paramedics took the girl to Norwegian-American Hospital in good condition as a precaution.

The girl’s mother knows the suspect from the neighborhood, but no one is in custody Wednesday night as area detectives continue to investigate.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)