NORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the infant taken during a carjacking, Saturday.
According to BSO, the car was stolen from a shopping plaza on Rock Island Road while the 2-month-old was inside. The mother was standing outside the vehicle talking to a store manager when a man walked by them, officials said. When he noticed the car engine was on, he ran to the driver’s side and jumped in the vehicle.
Officials said 2-month-old Jeremiah, along with his 10-year-old sister, were in the back seat of the car at the time. The young girl attempted to grab her brother as she rushed out of the vehicle but was unable to before the thief drove off.
A little more than three hours after the carjacking, the baby was found safe inside the abandoned car, which was parked outside the office of a mobile home park, about five miles away.
Police have not located the thief.
An owner of a nearby business was horrified.
“I think it’s terrible. I think it’s horrible, any kidnapping,” Jackie Titolo said. “I have cameras, but I don’t think they’re going to be able to see. I mean, you could try… Thank goodness he dropped him off.”
If you have any information on this crime, 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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