CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Local

Baby Taken In Gas Station Carjacking Found Unhurt

Don't Miss This

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)