Stolen vehicle recovered; boy found safe inside

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MELROSE PARK, Ill – Police are searching for suspects after a vehicle was stolen from a Burger King parking lot in Northlake with a boy inside. The vehicle and boy were recovered a short time later.  The boy was unharmed.

Agustin Cruz, works at the Burger King and had pulled up to the restaurant to drop off cups from another store.

His 5-year old son Henry was asleep in back.  Cruz left the van running as he went inside.

Cruz made two trips and when he went back out, his green Toyota Sienna minivan, with his son inside was gone.

“My son was in the van sleeping.  The (van) was not turned it off because it was cold outside,” Cruz told WGN News.

Within 10 minutes, the van was spotted less than two miles away in Melrose Park at North Avenue and Cornell Street parked next to a Mexican restaurant.

Henry was still inside unharmed.

Northlake and Melrose Park police were on scene and their K-9 units assisted in the investigation.

The family reunited inside the Northlake Police Department.

Henry was able to get a quick look at the suspect and passed on some details to police.

No suspects are in custody.

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