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Teen arrested in Brooklyn SUV theft that prompted Amber Alert for 1-year-old boy

Posted: 12:12 PM, Aug 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-23 12:26:14-04

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Police have arrested a teen accused of stealing an SUV in Brooklyn with a 1-year-old inside the vehicle, prompting an Amber Alert for the child, authorities announced Friday.

On Aug. 5, police said Quansae Herring, 17, jumped into an SUV in the vicinity of Kingston Avenue and Dean Street and drove off.

The boy’s mother apparently left her SUV running while she went into a store to buy groceries the SUV was taken, according to police.

An Amber Alert was issued for the child shortly after, but it was canceled when police found the SUV with the toddler inside and unharmed nearly three hours later, police said.

Herring was taken into custody nearly three weeks later and faces charges of grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and acting in a manner injurious to a child, police said.