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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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    CPD82

    almost 3 years ago

    466 Comments

    they found the car because they were able to track her phone that was also left in the car. can you believe she had enough nerve to say on the news that she doesnt thank the people that found the car and the baby cuz it was her phone that did it. um last time i checked the suspects couldve thrown the phone out the window and then what would she have said? she must have a pretty bad ass phone if its capable of finding missing kids. and im wondering why baby sitter wouldve have had the mother pick up her kid at 4:30am instead of later on. on her way to work my ass. she didnt seem all that concerned about the kid when she talked on the news. not one tear or not one ounce of concern in her voice.

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    Twinker

    almost 3 years ago

    1776 Comments

    Thank God the baby's OK. What the hell are people thinking these days? Having a baby out at 0430? Hope they catch the f-er. GRRR

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    mcculln

    almost 3 years ago

    56 Comments

    baby out @ 430 am?! the things that make you go hmmm!!

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 3 years ago

    46014 Comments

    Bump DALLASCRANE.

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    95Zcar

    almost 3 years ago

    3992 Comments

    One wonders if the Mom was on her way to work or home from scoring drugs. In either case, so happy for this innocent to be safe. Now good luck to CPD as they look for the loser who did this!

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    lds0719

    almost 3 years ago

    150 Comments

    bump dallascrane ... what in the heck was she doing with a baby at 4:30am? Maybe a possibility of her trying to buy drugs and subsequently getting robbed by the seller. IDK, glad the baby is ok but there should be a possible negligence case here to inquire.

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    AKangel

    almost 3 years ago

    4950 Comments

    WOW! Glad the child is ok, no one would have got between my child and myself, I would have taken their head off. Instinct....
    Happy ending

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 3 years ago

    19386 Comments

    Being out at 4:30 AM is not good to start. Glade the precious child is safe.

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