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1-Year-Old Taken In Carjacking Returns Home Safely

Chicago Tribune via Yellowbrix

June 23, 2011

CHICAGO – A 1-year-old boy seated in the back seat of his mother’s car was taken Thursday morning after a carjacker stole the vehicle, but has since been found safe, police said. The suspect remains at large.

The boy’s mother was carjacked at gunpoint around 4:30 a.m. in the 7100 block of South Calumet Avenue, said police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak, citing preliminary information.

The woman was driving a black 2001 Hyundai Sonata, Kubiak said.

The vehicle with the boy inside it has been located at 514 E. 70th St. Thursday morning, Kubiak said. She was notified at 6:30 a.m. that the boy is safe.

The carjacking suspect is not currently in police custody, she said.

State Police joined the search after a message broadcast to all area police indicated the vehicle may have headed southbound on the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94), an Illinois State Police District Chicago trooper said.

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