ATLANTA - Police said a bystander helped to stop an SUV that was being stolen with a young child inside at a Buckhead shopping center Friday.
Officers were dispatched to The Peach shopping center located in the 2900 block of Peachtree Road NW around 1:40 p.m. Atlanta police said when officers arrived at the scene, they found the stolen SUV a block south with the child still inside and unharmed.
Investigators said a bystander went after the vehicle and possibly helped to get the suspect to stop when he did. Police said the suspect parked the car and ran from the scene.
No injuries were reported.
Investigators said the child’s father was cited for reckless conduct after it was discovered he left the keys in the car and the car running.
Atlanta police, during a press conference on Thursday, discussed the exact issue.