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Vehicle stolen with toddler inside in Grand Rapids

Posted at 11:56 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 22:12:24-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A person of interest is in custody after a vehicle with a young girl inside was stolen in southeast Grand Rapids.

The running vehicle was taken at 10:46 a.m. Wednesday on La Belle Street, between Division and Jefferson avenues. Police say the suspect then dumped the car less than a mile away and ran.

Police said the toddler, roughly 2 to 3 years old, and the vehicle were recovered within about five to seven minutes at Hall Street and Division Avenue. She wasn't hurt.

A K-9 was brought in to track the suspect, who was located at Delaware Street and Lafayette Avenue.

The man was taken into custody without incident.

Police said they brought the toddler’s family to scene, and they identified the suspect. Their relationship to the suspect wasn’t disclosed.