A missing baby boy who was inside a car that was stolen in Philadelphia was found safe Saturday evening.
Police said a woman left her neon blue 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage running with the keys inside while dropping off groceries to her family on the 2400 block of North 33rd Street around 7 p.m. Saturday. Her 1-year-old child and 4-year-old child were both inside the vehicle when an unidentified suspect went inside the car and drove off.
The woman called police. Responding officers then found the 4-year-old child walking barefoot in the snow five to ten minutes later on the 3300 block of West Huntingdon Street a few blocks away. The child was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for observation but was not injured. He was later reunited with his mother.
An Amber Alert was then issued for the missing 1-year-old child.
Shortly before 9:30 p.m., medics inside an ambulance spotted the stolen vehicle and called police. Responding officers then found the baby safe in the backseat of the Mitsubishi Mirage on the 2800 block of Huntingdon Street less than a mile away from where it was stolen.
Police said the vehicle was still running, the heat was on inside and the child was sleeping. The baby was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for an evaluation but was not injured.
The boy's parents and grandmother were later reunited with the child.
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"Honestly, we don't have a lot to say but we're very much relieved, very much for the happy ending," the child's father told NBC10. "Just want to get him home. Want to get him checked out of course but his mother is elated. Over the moon."
Police are still searching for the suspect who initially stole the car. Police said he was wearing a long black coat, black pants and black sneakers.