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Two arrested after car stolen with child inside

Posted at 12:18 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 13:18:36-04

A 19-year old man is facing charges after he told officers he left a toddler in the backseat of a car while going into a store. That car was then stolen with the child still inside, according to officers.

Police responded to a call at a convenience store at the 2900 block of Norton Street just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

When officers arrived, Sam Severo Moreno, 19, told police he left the vehicle on with the toddler inside while he went into a convenience store. Moreno called police when someone jumped into the vehicle and escaped with it.

Officers found the vehicle with the child still inside near a local school. Officers say the 14-year-old suspect abandoned the vehicle, but was later found. He is being charged with aggravated kidnapping and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The child was unharmed, according to police. Moreno faces charges of child abandonment and endangering a child. He was taken to jail.