Car Stolen With 3-Year-Old Inside

The child was found safe and the car was recovered

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A child was found unharmed inside a car that had been stolen and abandoned Friday morning in Dallas, police say.

Dallas police were called at about 3 a.m. to the Chevron at Interstate 35E and Camp Wisdom Road in Red Bird.

The victim told police he got out of his Lexus while the engine was running and went inside a store, leaving his 3-year-old child in the vehicle with the doors locked, police said.

While the father was in the store, a suspect drove up next to the Lexus, climbed behind the wheel and drove off with the child still in the back seat, police said.

The vehicle was later discovered abandoned with the child at about 3:25 a.m. at a Texaco station at East Laureland Road and I-35E, which is about a mile away from the Chevron.

The suspect who took the Lexus got away in a vehicle driven by an accomplice who followed along from the gas station, police said.

No arrests have been made.

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