Thief steals car with 2-year-old child inside

NEW YORK - September 17, 2011

The theft happened in the Bronx on Saturday morning. Police say the child's mother was loading groceries into the vehicle outside a supermarket when a man jumped into the driver's seat and hit the gas.

Police say the thief apparently realized what happened right away, stopped the car, took the boy out of his car seat and left him in the street.

The boy's father ran up the block to retrieve him as the SUV sped off.

Police were still looking for the SUV Saturday afternoon.

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