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4-Month-Old Baby Inside Stolen Minivan Found Safe in Concord; Suspect At Large

CONCORD (CBS SF) -- Police in Concord were looking for a suspect who stole a vehicle with a four-month-old baby inside, later leaving the vehicle abandoned with the baby still inside.

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Concord police said officers responded shortly after 10 p.m. to the 5400 block of Ygnacio Valley Road on a report of a stolen white minivan. The victim's four-month-old child was in the vehicle at the time it was stolen.

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Police officers walk with a four-month olc baby who had been inside a car stolen in Concord, November 11, 2021. (CBS)

Within 30 minutes, officers found the minivan abandoned a little over a mile away on Garaventa Drive with the child inside and unharmed.

Neighboring law enforcement agencies helped in an extensive search for a suspect, providing a K9 unit as well as air support, but a suspect was not found. No suspect description was available.

The baby was evaluated by medical personnel as a precaution.

Anyone with additional information was asked to call Concord Police Department Detective Sergeant Scott Smith at (925)-671-
5074.

The abduction was one of two separate incidents in the East Bay Thursday night involving children inside vehicles that were stolen. Earlier Thursday evening in Pittsburg, a woman stole an idling SUV with a 1-year-old girl strapped in a car seat inside. The vehicle was also found abandoned shortly after with the child unharmed and a suspect was arrested early Friday morning.

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