Stolen car with child inside was found abandoned

Car theft occurred on W. Point Loma Blvd.
Posted at 4:57 AM, Jan 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-01 07:57:57-05

A Jeep with a toddler in the back seat was stolen and then abandoned according to San Diego police Saturday.

The theft occurred about 8:00 p.m. Saturday on W. Point Loma Blvd., east of Nimitz Blvd.

Police tried to track the Jeep with a cell phone left in the vehicle but a phone call tipped them off to the location of the vehicle.

Officers found the Jeep about 40 minutes later with the child safely asleep in the back seat.