SWEETWATER, FLA. (WSVN) - The Sweetwater Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a suspected car thief.

Police released a photo of the alleged thief after she was caught on surveillance, Friday afternoon.

The thief, a woman, stole the vehicle on Thursday after the driver left the car running outside of Adela’s Coin Laundry located at 11050 W. Flagler St.

She told a young girl that her mother’s car needed to be moved. The woman then took the car with a baby still inside, and left the child on the road.

Police gave good news on the status of the baby, Friday.

“It’s important to note that the baby has been reunited with the family, and is safe.The vehicle also was recovered last night,” said a Sweetwater Officer.

The baby was reunited with her mother after the thief dropped the baby off with a customer at a Chinese restaurant near Southwest Eigth Street.

If you have any information on the suspect please contact Sweetwater Police at 305-552-9900 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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