TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Authorities in Georgia are searching for a 1-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy accused of kidnapping her.
An Amber Alert was issued Thursday morning for 1-year-old Royalty Grisby after she was taken along with a Nissan SUV in Stone Mountain.
The child’s mother, Elizabeth Grisby, said she was delivering food for DoorDash when her daughter and vehicle were taken.
“I had my keys in my pocket, and the only reason I didn’t lock the door was because I was in a residential, a nice neighborhood,” Grisby told reporters. “I didn’t think anything like that would happen.”
The SUV has since been recovered, but there was no sign of the child.
“I just want my baby home,” Grisby said. “That’s it. I just want her. You can take her to the hospital. You can take her anywhere. You can take her to a store. Just bring her home.”
Police later identified the suspect as 14-year-old Malachi Richardson. A warrant is out for his arrest.
Anyone with information about Richardson’s or child’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.