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5-year-old boy inside stolen vehicle in Houston found; police searching for suspect

Posted at 10:22 AM, Feb 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 15:12:13-05

HOUSTON, TX — UPDATE: Houston Police say the child has been safely located.


Houston police were looking for a missing 5-year-old boy who was inside a stolen vehicle.

Richard Banahene was missing Feb. 16 from Houston, Texas.

Houston Police released a video of the suspect when the car was stolen.

This morning at approximately 7:30 AM, a car was stolen with 5-year-old, Richard Banahene inside.

He is an African-American male (DOB is 4/19/14), he weighs about 40 pounds and is tall for his age. He has black hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a yellow polo shirt on top of a black and gray long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and blue and green Sketchers shoes.

The stolen vehicle is a 2009 Black Toyota Corrolla with temporary tags with the number: 57887Y6.

The vehicle has tape on the side view mirrors and a dent in the driver's side door.

The vehicle was stolen from a check cashing establishment located in the 11000 block of the Southwest Freeway near West Bellfort.

Police shared a photo of the stolen vehicle. They say it is actually a dark grey color.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to immediately call the Houston Police Department at 713-308-3600.