A baby girl is safe after someone stole the car the 18-month-old was in and took off in South Philadelphia Thursday.
Police said the suspect stole the Toyota RAV 4 with the baby strapped in her car seat in the back from outside a laundromat along the 800 block of McKean Street around 5:35 p.m.
The child's mother, who owns the laundromat ran back inside to grab a toy for the child, who was crying and that's when she said the man jumped in her vehicle and drove off.
The child was found, unharmed, a short distance away strapped in her car seat at 9th and Emily streets, where the suspect dumped the baby girl and took off again.
The little girl was not harmed and returned to her parents.
Officials continued to search for the grey 2014 Toyota RAV 4 SUV and described the suspect as a tall black man with light complexion and beard, wearing a black jacket over a grey hoodie and blue jeans.
Records show a trend in car thefts in the area. In fact, six car thefts have happened since January 19th within a mile and a half of this one.