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