A car with a child inside was stolen in Northeast D.C. on Thursday afternoon. The child was found safe soon after.
Manuel Guardado's blue BMW SUV was stolen with his grandson inside in the 5300 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE about 3:30 p.m., police said.
Guardado said he left his grandson in the backseat and went into his house for a short time.
“In the house for 30 seconds, one minute,” Guardado said.
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That’s all the time it took for the thief to jump in and take off, police said.
The SUV was found a few blocks away, in the 5300 block of James Place, soon after.
The car thief ran from the scene, and police are looking for him.
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The child is OK and was evaluated by medics, police said.
“We are good,” Guardado said. “We are happy, for we have the kid, now.”
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