8 On Your Side helps find baby from stolen car in St. Pete parking lot

Pinellas County

Police say a baby that was inside a car when it was stolen in St. Petersburg on Monday has been found safe and the car was found abandoned.

Officers say a mother called police just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday to say a man stole her car from the Gateway Apartments on 116th Avenue North.

The woman’s 8-month-old son was in a baby carrier in the back seat of the car.

Police immediately launched a search for the 2001 teal Toyota Camry with license plate AYAH07. 

Officers say the baby was found safe in a parking lot on 71st Avenue North. One of our News Channel 8 photojournalists was the first one to spot the child.

The car was later found empty on 19th Street South. Police are still searching for the driver.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 893-7780.

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