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FOUND SAFE: Baby recovered after father leaves them inside running Jeep at Houston gas station

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Posted at 7:59 AM, Sep 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-08 10:20:06-04

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — UPDATE: A baby stolen alongside the Jeep they were left in this morning has been found, Houston police said.

The child had been taken after their father had left them in their car seat with the vehicle running, according to according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Police said the stolen vehicle has since been recovered, as well.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The search continues for a missing baby left inside a vehicle by their father, Houston police said.

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Early Thursday morning, officers were dispatched to the 22500 block of Imperial Valley on reports of a stolen vehicle, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The father told deputies he had left his 2018 Jeep Cherokee running with his 6-month-old in the car seat.

Several unknown males then got into the Jeep and drove off, Gonzalez said.

Police said around 7 a.m. the Jeep was located at a house in the 16400 block of Eton Brook Lane.

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However, the baby was not found inside.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Houston Police Department at 713-221-6000.