Jason Parker

Child Found Safe After Being Inside Car Stolen From West Park Gas Station

What to Know

  • Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies confirmed that the incident took place near Southwest 56th Street and Hallandale Beach Boulevard.
  • Both the car and 4-year-old child were found a short time later off Southwest 23rd Street, while the suspected thief fled on foot.

A child was found safe after being inside a vehicle that was stolen Wednesday morning from a gas station parking lot in Pembroke Park.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies confirmed that the incident took place near Southwest 56th Street and Hallandale Beach Boulevard shortly before 7:45 a.m.

According to BSO, the child's mother said she stopped for a moment to go inside the store - at which point, someone jumped into the Mitsubishi Outlander and drove away.

After a search of surrounding areas, both the car and 4-year-old child were found less than 15 minutes later off Southwest 23rd Street, while the suspected thief fled on foot. Deputies used the Find My Phone feature on the mother's cell phone, which was left inside the vehicle, to help locate it.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward CrimeStoppers.

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