Suspect steals car with toddler sleeping in back seat

Houston police are looking for a suspect who stole a car with a 2-year-old girl sleeping in the back seat, KTRK reports.

The car was running and likely unlocked, parked in front of the Speed Queen Laundry in the shopping center at Mi Tienda while the mother was inside.

“She was sleeping in the car. That’s the only reason I left her in the car,” the girl’s mother said. “I could see the car from the inside, so that’s what made me come out.”

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The incident took place shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The little girl was found wandering alone, unharmed, in the same shopping center, and the car was found abandoned behind the laundromat about a block away.

Police said they were checking for fingerprints on the car and hope to find a suspect.

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