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Car stolen with infant inside while aunt was in sandwich shop: police

Posted at 10:53 AM, Oct 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-19 16:39:33-04

BAY SHORE, Long Island — A baby was found safely Monday after a terrifying car theft on Long Island but the search is on for whomever stole the vehicle with the child inside, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.

The baby’s aunt left her inside a running car about 8 a.m. while she went into a Subway sandwich shop at 1735 Union Blvd. in Bay Shore, police said.

While the woman was inside the store, the car was stolen — with the infant inside, police said. Officials did not reveal the baby’s age or name the aunt.

The car was found abandoned “a short distance” away and the child was unharmed, police said.

An investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made, police said.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call the Third Squad at 854-8352 or Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.