Child found safe after suspect stole car with baby inside, Auburn Police say

A child was found safe after a suspect stole a car they were sleeping in, according to Auburn Police. 

Police say a woman pulled into a parking lot near Auburn Way and 12th Street to use the restroom just before 5 p.m. She left her baby in the car and kept the engine running while she was gone.

When she came back outside, the car and her baby were gone.

Around 5:30 p.m., Auburn police confirmed to Q13 News that the suspect and vehicle were located in Maple Valley, with the baby sound asleep inside. 

The suspect was taken into custody. 

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