NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A suspected car thief has been taken into custody after a car was stolen with a 10-month-old baby inside in Northwest Miami-Dade.
Police responded to a call about a possible abduction in the area of Northwest 183 Street of 85th Avenue just after 12 p.m., Thursday.
According to police, 15-year-old Derrick Donell Alce jumped into a woman’s vehicle right after she pulled up into her driveway and took off with the child still inside.
Authorities followed a black Infiniti QX60 until it came to a crashing stop in Miami Lakes outside of a Kia dealership in the area of 57th Avenue and 167th Street.
New video showed the moment the teen crashed the vehicle with the baby still inside.
7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where officers could be seen in a police cruiser where the child was held after being recovered from the stolen vehicle.
“I heard the police, and they said the kid was inside,” said witness Elvis Perez.
Alce was spotted on surveillance video fleeing from the scene before making his way into a nearby Home Depot on foot in Miami Gardens.
Officials took Alce into custody, near the garden center of the home improvement store.
Police were able to reunite the child with his mother. Both appear to be OK.
Meanwhile, Alce has been charged with grand theft and kidnapping.
Police are still looking for a four-door Nissan Altima somehow involved in the incident.
If you have any information that might help with the investigation, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.
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