Police: Baby safely located after auto theft in Marquette Park

Chicago News

CHICAGO — Chicago police have safely located a missing baby after a reported auto theft Monday on the city’s South Side.

Police did not say where they found the boy at this time, just that he was safely located.

According to police, a 30-year-old woman exited her vehicle in the 2700 block of West 71st Street around 12:45 p.m. Monday in Chicago’s Marquette Park neighborhood.

Police said she returned to find the vehicle gone with her 7-month-old boy inside.

She reported the vehicle fleeing the scene and traveling north on California Avenue.

The vehicle is a grey SUV and was found in the area of 14th and Keeler, however the boy was not inside.

“I heard a lady scream,” a witness said. “I just heard her scream and say ‘somebody took my car.'”

We will update this story once more information becomes available.

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