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Police find 2-year-old taken by carjacker in Queens

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CORONA, Queens (PIX11) -- A 2-year-old child was found safe in Queens after carjackers took her along with the car they stole.

The girl's mother and grandmother left her in the car around 12:02 a.m. Sunday with the keys in the ignition while they went into a bodega across the street on the corner of 108th Street and 49th Avenue to buy diapers, police said.

The carjacker jumped in a rented Hyundai on the corner of 108th Street and 49th Avenue in Corona, Queens and took off with the 2-year-old still inside. (Photo: PIX11/ Tom Miuccio)

The carjacker jumped in a rented Hyundai on the corner of 108th Street and 49th Avenue in Corona, Queens and took off with the 2-year-old still inside. (Photo: PIX11/ Tom Miuccio)

After a carjacker jumped into the rented blue Hyundai and drove off, the mother came out of the store frantic.

Police found the car about two hours later a few blocks from where it was stolen on 98th Street and Corona Avenue with the girl still in the back seat. They smashed the windows to get her out, and she was taken to Elmhurst Hospital for examination.

The mother is not facing any charges, police said. They are still searching for the carjacker, described as 5-foot-9, average build, wearing a white T shirt and baseball cap.

 

5 comments

  • Ronnie A. Smith (@Sronnie426A)

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  • tm

    who the heck leaves their baby in the car with the keys in the ignition? Why don’t you just put a sign take my baby please. And the little girl has such beautiful red hair too.

    • cupcake

      I agree. It took TWO adults to run into the bodega to get diapers at 12:02am and to leave a toddler in the car with keys left in it. I am a mother to a beautiful 2 year old and I NEVER EVER leave her in the car alone. NO matter how much work it is to get her in and out.

    • Maggie

      A 1st grader knows that leaving a child in a car unattended is ILLEGAL and with a key in the ignition is plain STUPID. Why waste taxpayer $$$ looking for the carjacker, arrest the driver for endangering the welfare of child. She was looking for attention. Why give it to her.

  • keliz

    ..and why isn’t the mother and grandmother being charged? no matter how old a child is..never leave a child unattended anywhere! SHE endangered the welfare of her child ..! even the person who took the car was probably shocked there was

    a baby in the back seat!

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