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Thief steals SUV with toddler inside from Marina del Rey

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Feb 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-02 19:50:52-05

MARINA DEL REY (CNS) - Police are searching for a kidnapped 20 month-old toddler who was inside an SUV when it was stolen Saturday outside a store in the Marina del Rey area, an officer said.

The toddler's mother parked the SUV and then went inside a store for about 20 minutes, leaving her child inside the vehicle, Los Angeles Police Officer Sal Ramirez said. She came out and the SUV was gone. The 911 call came in about 2:50 p.m., he said.

The missing vehicle is a silver, 2017 Honda SUV, with California plate number 7WP809, Ramirez said.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man, about 5-feet-10 inches tall and weighing about 185 pounds, Ramirez continued. He was wearing a blue jacket and dark pants.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the SUV was asked to call the LAPD's Pacific Division at (310) 482-6334 or 911. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.