Cops: Woman steals car with 3 kids in front of Miami convenience store

Three children were found safe after the car they were in was allegedly stolen from in front of a Miami mini-mart, Monday, 29 April, 2013. Verlan Verdier, 33, is charged with kidnapping, child abuse, false imprisonment of a child, grand theft and robbery. Police say while in the car, she stole five dollars from one of the children. CBS Miami

MIAMIA woman who reportedly stole a car with three children inside has been denied bond.

Verlan Verdier, 33, allegedly stole the vehicle which was parked in front of a Miami mini-mart on Monday afternoon.

CBS Miami reported Anthony Milhomme, 34, had picked up his son Anthony, 5, daughter Kaila, 6, and nephew Isaiah Paul, 6, from Morningside Elementary at about 2:30pm that day.

Verlan Verdier, 33, is charged with kidnapping, child abuse, false imprisonment of a child, grand theft and robbery.
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Milhomme then stopped at a nearby mini-mart and left the kids inside in the car with the engine running, according to Miami police spokesman Det. Willie Moreno.

When he returned the car and kids were gone.

Milhomme's gray 2005 Ford 500 and the children were located several blocks away from the mini-mart at Northwest 1st Avenue and 58th Street. A vigilant passerby noticed the car and called police, who then conducted a traffic stop, Moreno said.

Verdier is charged with kidnapping, child abuse, false imprisonment of a child, grand theft and robbery. Police say while in the car, she stole five dollars from one of the children.

"It's the worst feeling in the world not to know who have your kids, where your kids are, if they are safe," said Anthony and Kaila's mother Sharonda Scott.

Verdier was taken into custody. The three kids were found safe inside the vehicle and were taken back to the original crime scene to be reunited with their mother and other family members.

Milhomme was also taken into custody and charged with neglect and resisting an officer.

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