Police: Suspect sought in theft of car with baby inside in city of Orange

An 8-month-old baby is safe after being left in a car that was stolen in the city of Orange.

News 12 Staff

Nov 15, 2022, 11:14 AM

Updated 610 days ago

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An 8-month-old baby is safe after being left in a car that was stolen in the city of Orange.
No arrests have been made related to the incident. The child was found close by soon after the theft and was unharmed.
Police say the child was still in the car seat and was sleeping. The baby was placed into the father’s care.
Police say the theft happened around 5 p.m. Monday outside the Neema Day Care Center. It is generally a busy time when many parents are picking up their children after work.
Police say the Hyundai Elantra was parked outside the center and that the child was left inside. It was not clear where the parent was at the time. Police say the suspect got into the car and drove off.
The thief ditched the car about a mile away on Conover Terrace and left the baby inside.
Car thieves have been taking more risks, according to law enforcement. Recently in Woodbridge, two thieves broke through a front door and stole sets of keys to a high-end BMW and Jeep. Those two thieves got away. A parent left their 11-year-old inside a car in April in Tenafly while going to the bank. That car was also stolen and dumped a quarter-mile away.


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