Durham police find 3-year-old inside stolen car

October 1, 2018

A young child found abandoned inside a stolen car Saturday night is okay, according to officials in Durham.

Around 9:45 p.m., officers with the Durham Police Department responded to the 4100 block of Meriwether Drive.

They found an unlocked car, left running, with a 3-year-old child inside.

An investigation revealed the car was stolen earlier in the 4800 block of Danube Drive when a suspect jumped into it and fled. Police say the suspect abandoned the car after realizing there was a child in it.

The child was not injured, officials say. No one was in custody Sunday morning.

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