Suspect Who Stole Woman’s SUV With 1-Year-Old Boy In Backseat Still At Large – CBS New York
A neighbor found the car with the child inside late Monday night at Park Place and Ralph Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
“I’m still in shock, I can’t believe it,” she told CBS2.
Sincere Gilchrist, 1, was missing for about two hours, sparking an Amber Alert.
“God put me here for a reason. I was supposed to save that baby, and I’m happy he’s alive,” said the neighbor.
Police said around 7 p.m. the boy’s mother pulled the SUV over at the corner of Kingston Avenue and Dean Street and ran into a store to buy groceries, leaving the car running with her son in the backseat.
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About two hours later and a mile and a half away, the neighbor spotted the white SUV on her street with its hazard lights on for over an hour. It seemed strange, until she got an Amber Alert on her phone and put two and two together.
“I was so scared. I run to my super and told him, I said, ‘That is a stolen car and the baby is inside,’” she said. “My neighbor opened the door to let air in for the baby, and we noticed he was breathing. I said, ‘He’s alive, he’s breathing.”
🚨UPDATE: The one-year-old child has been found safe and will be reunited with family. We’re asking anyone with information about this incident to contact @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS. https://t.co/SjWaxzDwSd
— Chief Terence Monahan (@NYPDChiefofDept) August 6, 2019
“If you leave your vehicle running for a split second, you create an opportunity for someone to steal your car,” said Maddrey.
Police said the boy’s mother is not being charged. Investigators are looking at surveillance video and speaking with witnesses to try and track down the suspect.