Woman Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Vehicle With Child Inside

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A woman was in custody Thursday for allegedly stealing another woman’s SUV, which had the victim’s child in the rear seat, police said.

Officers were sent to 110th Street and Wilmington Avenue about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a kidnapping, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

“Upon arrival they met with the victim who stated she had stopped in the area due to a flat tire,” police said in a statement.

“As the victim exited her vehicle to look at her flat tire, a female suspect entered her vehicle and drove off, with the victim’s child in the rear seat,” police said. “The victim called the police and was able to monitor her vehicle’s location through her cellphone, which was inside the stolen vehicle.”

According to ABC7, authorities located the Toyota RAV4 after a few hours abandoned with the victim’s 5-month-old daughter inside at Fishburn Avenue and Randolph Street in Bell. Witnesses pointed out the suspect’s location, and she was found a short time afterward and arrested.

The name of the suspect was not available for release, police said on Thursday.

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