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August 07, 2018

Police recover infant abducted during theft of mother's car in West Philly

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UPDATE: Police said the vehicle and child were recovered safely in the 200 block of Wanamaker Street. There was no further information given about the suspect who stole the vehicle. 


Philadelphia police are searching for a suspect who abducted a 9-month-old infant as the boy's mother shopped in West Philadelphia.

Authorities said the abduction occurred around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday in the first block of 63rd Street.


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The 32-year-old woman had been in a store, police said, when a unidentified man stole her white GMC Terrain SUV. The woman's son was inside the vehicle at the time.

Investigators said the GMC Terrain has a Pennsylvania tag 49269PD. Two pink furry balls hang from the rearview mirror and scrape can be found on the driver side door.

The car was last seen heading north on 63rd Street, and the boy was wearing a one piece jean outfit with brown sandals.

Anyone who sees the stolen vehicle is asked to call 911 immediately.


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