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Vehicle stolen from parking lot with toddler still inside; child found safe

2 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, November 30 2021 Nov 30, 2021 November 30, 2021 9:58 PM November 30, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

ZACHARY - A vehicle was stolen from outside a business in East Baton Rouge with a sleeping two-year-old still inside.

The Zachary Police Department first shared details of the crime on Tuesday morning. The department said the vehicle had been left running in a parking lot Friday, Nov. 26 while the driver briefly ran inside of the UPS Store on Main Street around 11:30 a.m. 

According to police, the vehicle was recovered shortly afterward at the 1400 block of Plank Road with the child still asleep inside. 

"Zachary, Louisiana is a great place to raise a family and own a business, but unfortunately our beloved city is not immune to crime. Many crimes are crime of opportunity. Education and transparency are our best tools to prevent these crimes," police said in a statement on Tuesday.

Police are still investigating the crime. Anyone with information on a suspect is encouraged to contact the Zachary Police Department. 

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