EAST POINT, Ga. - A 5-month-old boy was reunited with his family Wednesday morning after someone stole a car with the baby in the backseat.
East Point police said the boy's father went inside a Texaco gas station on Camp Creek Parkway to buy something and left his child in his car seat around 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Police told FOX 5 the baby's father was inside the store paying when a silver Volkswagen pulled up. A man jumped out and stole the dad's blue 2012 Chevy Impala.
Police issued a Levi's Call for the little boy, identified as Christopher Pitts Jr., shortly after the vehicle was stolen. Officers used the GPS device inside the car to help them search for the missing vehicle. It was activated by the financing department.
The Chevy Impala was located seven miles away in a Kroger parking lot on Metropolitan Parkway in southwest Atlanta.
"The child was still inside the car and is okay," East Point Police Captain Cliff Chandler said. "As a precaution, he's been transported to Scottish Rite Hospital to be examined."
Police are now searching for as many as four suspects in connection with the carjacking, as well as the silver Volkswagen sedan that first pulled up to the stolen car.