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Thief Steals Car Left Running with Child Inside in Paterson


Police swiftly recovered a vehicle that was stolen with a child inside in Paterson this evening.

Just before 5:45 p.m. Paterson Police were notified of a Mercedes SUV theft with a 3-year-old boy inside on East 31st Street. 

Stolen car

Officers were made aware that the owner of the Mercedes left the vehicle running when the thief jumped inside and sped away. 

Police located the car in the middle of the street on 21st Avenue and East 28th with the child unharmed. 


The suspect reportedly bailed from the car and is at large. 

The incident remains under investigation.