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August 27, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Seattle police recover stolen SUV with child inside

This black SUV was stolen from a Seattle convenience store on Wednesday afternoon. A 10-month-old baby was inside.  The father of the child had run inside the store to grab something  and left the child behind. The suspect ditched the car at 8th Avenue Southwest and Southwest 99th Street in White Center with the child inside, unharmed. The suspect was later found in the area by police and arrested. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

This black SUV was stolen from a Seattle convenience store on Wednesday afternoon. A 10-month-old baby was inside. The suspect ditched the car in White Center with the child inside, unharmed. The suspect was later arrested. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Update at 4:19 p.m.: Seattle police have arrested a suspect.

Update at 3:53 p.m.: Seattle police are searching for the man who stole an SUV with a 10-month-old child inside from a Delridge convenience store.

Police and King County sheriff’s deputies recovered the Ford Edge and the child 19 minutes after the theft was reported, police said. The child was in good health, according to police.

The SUV was stolen just after 3:15 p.m. from the 1600 block of Southwest Holden Street and was reported headed south toward White Center, police said. The SUV was found parked near 8th Avenue Southwest and Southwest 99th Street.

As of 3:50 p.m., police and King County sheriff’s deputies were searching for the thief.

Witnesses have described him as a Hispanic man about 19 to 21 years old, 120 pounds, 5-feet-6 to 5-feet-7, with very short hair and a mustache. Police said he was wearing tan khaki pants, a black sweatshirt, black tank top and black shoes.

Update at 3:26 p.m.: Seattle police say the child and SUV have been recovered. The child appears to be OK, police said in a tweet.

Police are still searching for the car thief.

Original post: Seattle police are searching for a black SUV that was stolen with a 10-month-old child inside, the department said in a tweet.

The Ford Edge with 22-inch rims was stolen from near 16th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Holden Street in the Delridge neighborhood, police said.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, 5-feet-7 with short hair.

This post will be updated.

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