[UPDATE: FOUND SAFE] URGENT MISSING: Car stolen with boy in back seat

Update [5 p.m. EST]:

The NYPD tweeted that missing 6-year-old Ronald Mowatt has been found safe. Their investigation is ongoing.

Original coverage: 

Authorities in New York have asked for the public’s help in locating a 6-year-old boy who was reportedly inside a vehicle that was stolen on Monday afternoon.

The NYPD tweeted that Ronald Mowatt was in the backseat of a white 2007 Acura MDX—with Georgia plates RLB3556—that was stolen from Avenue L and East 96th Street in Brooklyn. Sources told WCBS that Mowatt’s uncle had taken Mowatt to a plumbing supply store and left him inside the running vehicle when an unknown man jumped into the driver’s seat and fled.

Mowatt is described as being 3 feet 5 inches tall. He was reportedly wearing a red and blue sweater, blue jeans, and black sneakers at the time of his disappearance.

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Anyone with information regarding Ronald Mowatt’s whereabouts should the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.

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[Featured image: Ronald Mowatt/NYPD]