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15-month-old taken during car theft in Gentilly

A grandchild was in a car that was stolen in Gentilly. (Source: NOPD) A grandchild was in a car that was stolen in Gentilly. (Source: NOPD)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

New Orleans police say a car was stolen in the Gentilly area with the owner’s 15-month-old child still inside.

It happened around 12:24 p.m. in the 6000 block of Painters St. 

The mom of the infant said that she was unloading groceries from her 2016 black Jeep Patriot, while the infant was asleep in the back seat. She said that within two to three minutes, two young men reportedly entered the vehicle and drove away, with the child still inside. She ran out of the house screaming and began chasing after the vehicle.

"I just hopped into my mama's Altima and just flew behind them," said the mother of the child. "I could have killed myself. I flew past all of those stop signs. I just flew up the street chasing them. I did everything possible to make everybody notice that something was going on. I blew the horn. I was swerving. I swerved in front of him to try to cut him off. Once I got side by side with him he right there on Franklin I was I was like 'give me my baby, give me my baby'. He must not have known that the baby was asleep I guess he panicked and turned and said let me give her her baby and he just threw my baby out there." 

The child was let out of the vehicle in the area of Venus St. and reported to be in good condition. The suspects also reportedly threw out the woman's purse, which was missing money, and the child's diaper bag. The stolen Jeep Patriot, which bears Louisiana license plate ZOW867 is still missing and suspects are still at large.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Third District detectives at 504-658-6030 or CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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