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Tampa Police searching for suspect who stole car with baby inside

The baby is safe and reunited with their mother
Stolen car that had 11-month-old baby inside
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Posted at 4:45 PM, Aug 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-05 18:21:01-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Police said they are searching for a suspect who allegedly stole a car with an 11-month-old baby inside Friday afternoon.

According to police, the suspect stole a 2011 black Kia Optima sedan from the 2500 block of Siesta Court after the mother had just gotten out of the car. The baby was recovered minutes later after the car was abandoned in the area of E. Wilder Avenue and N. Jamaica Street.

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Police said the baby was unharmed during the theft and has been reunited with its mom.

Tampa Police said the suspect was a woman in her late teens to early twenties and was wearing a black jacket or long-sleeved shirt and light-colored shorts.

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