LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - A baby who was inside a car that was stolen from a Laundromat in Lauderhill, Saturday night, was found safe inside the vehicle about one mile away, police said.
According to Lauderhill Police, the baby’s mother came to the Laundromat located at 5590 West Oakland Park Boulevard, to pick up some clothes. After she went inside the business, someone got inside the mother’s gray, newer model Hyundai hatchback and drove off with her baby daughter still inside.
When the mother realized what had happened, she called 911. Officers were able to track the car using the cellphone the mother had left inside the vehicle.
Police found the Hyundai with the child still inside about a mile away from the Laundromat.
Detectives do not believe the car thief knew the infant or was even aware there was a baby inside the vehicle when it was stolen.
The baby’s mother declined to comment on the incident.
The subject’s whereabouts are unknown.
Police continue to investigate.
If you have any information on this theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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