CHICAGO (CBS) – A man is in custody after taking a car with a teen and infant inside in the Belmont Cragin area early Sunday morning.
Police said around 11 p.m., a woman walked into a retail store on the 4800 block of West Fullerton and left a 15-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy inside of her running 2008 black SUV. An unknown Hispanic man jumped into the vehicle and fled with the two victims inside.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
The offender drove to Belden and LaPorte where he told the 15-year-old female to get out of the vehicle before fleeing with the 1-year-old. The vehicle was observed by officers and followed to the 3700 block of West North Avenue where the offender was placed into custody.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Winter Storm Watch On The Way
The 1-year-old victim was taken to Norwegian Hospital for observation and is listed in good condition.MORE NEWS: Department Of Streets And Sanitation Dispatches Snow Plows To Major Chicago Roads With Winter Storm Coming
Area Five detectives were investigating.