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Police Arrest Thief who Stole Vehicle Left Running in Newark's South Ward


Police took a suspect in custody after the thief stole a car left running in Newark's South Ward Saturday. 

In the incident, officers were dispatched to the vicinity of 131 Mapes Avenue to investigate reports of a carjacking with a possible one-year-old kidnapped ann inside the car. 

When officers arrived, they immediately learned that no child was inside that vehicle and the owner reportedly left the car running in the neighborhood. 

Officers on patrol in the South Ward community spotted the vehicle near Beth Israel Hospital with the suspect running from the car. 

Officers arrested the thief in the vicinity of Lyons and Parkview without further incident. 

Police officials in Newark continue to remind residents never to leave an unattended vehicle running. 

The incident remains under investigation.