Police looking for stolen vehicle after it took off with child inside; child recovered

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GREENWOOD, Ind. — Police are looking for a stolen vehicle after someone took off with someone’s child still inside Tuesday afternoon.

The Greenwood Police Department said the theft happened at the Road Ranger truck stop near I-65 and Main Street around 3:50 Tuesday afternoon.

The vehicle’s owner said she left the vehicle running with a 3-year-old child still inside. When she left the truck stop, the vehicle and child were gone.

Officers found the child at a Marathon gas station by I-65 and Keystone Avenue around 25 minutes after the vehicle was stolen. They recovered the child, but the vehicle was not located.

The vehicle is a gray Kia Optima. Anyone with information about the theft should call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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