Police: Man stole vehicle with child in the backseat in Norfolk


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Norfolk are looking to identify a man they say stole a vehicle that had a 2-year-old child in the backseat.

Police say the incident happened in 800 block of W. 46th Street, near Colley Avenue. Police received a call around 9:15 a.m. Thursday.

The child and the vehicle were then found in the 1000 block of W. 46th Street, near Killam Avenue. The child was unharmed.

VIDEO: Security footage shows suspect climb into vehicle

Video from a WAVY viewer appears to show security footage of the suspect climbing into the vehicle from the passenger side, before backing up the vehicle. Police say he’s between 15 to 20 years old.

An investigation showed the child’s mother left the child unattended in the car when she went into Happy Tails pet daycare. When she back out the vehicle and child were missing. She hasn’t been charged with anything at this time, police say.

If you recognize this man or have any information about the incident, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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