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Children located safe after car theft, abduction from Memphis neighborhood

Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 7:58 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Two children have been located and are safe after the car they were in was stolen Tuesday night.

Police say the children’s mother left her gold 2008 Chevrolet Malibu running at a home in the 1500 block of North Trezevant around 7:15 p.m. The car was stolen while the mother was inside the home.

The children are two girls ages two and 12 years old.

Later Tuesday night, police say the male suspect dropped the children off at a convenience store on Range Line Road where the 12-year-old called a relative who picked them up and took them home.

“Thank goodness the suspect did not harm the children at all,” said Assistant Chief Don Crowe with the Memphis Police Department. “And that’s why we had the fire department come to confirm that the children aren’t hurt. So, it appears the suspect was more interested in the car and got the children out of the car as soon as he could.”

Crowe said this is the third incident like this one police have had to investigate since mid-December.

Police are still searching for the suspect and stolen car.

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