Carjacker takes off in stolen vehicle with child still inside

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by Kaitlin Riordan / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 5:48 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 4:37 AM

4100 North Florissant St. Louis MO

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Police say a five-year-old boy is safe after the car he was riding in was stolen early Sunday morning.

According to police, the child's father was dropping someone off at a home in the 4100 block of North Florissant around 4 a.m. The father was walking that person to their door when someone jumped into his running minivan and took off with the child still inside.

The father chased after the his van, but was not able to catch up.

The car was found abandoned by police less than 10 minutes later. The child was unharmed.

Police have released no word on any suspects.

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