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Posted at 6:42 PM ET, 12/22/2010

Car thieves find a baby onboard

By Matt Zapotosky

Two men stole a car from a social worker in Capitol Heights Wednesday afternoon -- only to realize blocks later they had a baby in tow, police said.

The incident started about 2:30 p.m. in the 5000 block of Doppler Street, said Cpl. Evan Baxter, a Prince George's County police spokesman. That's where a social worker with an infant boy in his car went inside a residence to talk to the boy's family.

As he did so, two men dressed in all black jumped in his car and took off -- with the baby still in the car, Baxter said.

The men stopped several blocks away in the 700 block of Opus Avenue, parked the car and locked the doors with the baby inside, Baxter said. They fled. Police arrived minutes later and freed the baby, and they are continuing to look for the men, he said.

The baby, Baxter said, was unharmed.

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 22, 2010; 6:42 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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A social worker left an infant alone in a car? Isn't that the kind of thing that a social worker is supposed to investigate, not do?

Posted by: WashingtonDame | December 22, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

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