1-year-old unharmed in New Orleans carjacking
NEW ORLEANS - Police said a 30-year-old woman was filling up at a gas station on Franklin Avenue when a teen jumped into her SUV and sped off with her 1-year-old daughter still in the backseat.
A witness who saw the carjacking happen followed the stolen SUV for several minutes before losing track of the vehicle. Within 45 minutes, New Orleans Police spotted a vehicle matching the stolen SUV's description, ditched in a neighborhood, only a few blocks away from the gas station.
Police said they found the little girl safe inside of the vehicle, but witnesses fear the situation could have been worse.
The woman was reunited with her daughter, who was immediately checked by EMS to confirm she was uninjured, as NOPD scoured the surrounding area for the suspect and clues to his whereabouts.
Police searched into the evening hours of Thanksgiving Day as they continued the investigation and hope to track down the suspect. Investigators described the suspect as a man in his late teens who was last seen wearing a white skull cap, blue sweater and blue jeans.