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Update: Mother reports SUV stolen with baby boy inside, but police claim the infant was never in vehicle

Chicago authorities located a 7-month-old boy safely, but say he was not inside an SUV reported stolen as his mother claimed.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the mother of a 7-month-old boy told police she walked into the convenience store and within minutes, someone jumped into her vehicle, a grey SUV, and fled with the infant inside. She reportedly said the incident happened around at around 12:46 p.m. in the 2700 block of West 71st Street.

The Chicago Tribune reports that police found the SUV around on Chicago’s West Side on Monday but the baby was not inside and there were no signs that a child had been in the vehicle at all. After releasing a photo of the baby, someone contacted the police, which led them to the home of a babysitter.

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Chicago police said they determined that the baby had been with the babysitter the entire time.

Authorities told CBS Chicago that investigators are still sorting everything out. It’s unclear at this time whether the mother will face criminal charges. A source reportedly told the outlet that the mother’s story is now changing.

The story continues to develop. Check back for updates.

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