Vehicle stolen in North Amarillo had 2 children inside

A vehicle that was stolen Tuesday morning from a North Amarillo home had 2 children inside. The children and the vehicle were soon found safe. (Photo: Amarillo Police Department)

A vehicle with two children inside has been recovered after being stolen Tuesday morning.

The Amarillo Police Department said officers were sent to a home in the 1400- block of North Roosevelt around 10:30 a.m. on what was originally described as a kidnapping.

According to APD, a 21-year-old woman left a white 2002 Toyota Sequoia running in the driveway while she went inside the home to get something she had left. A 1-year-old and a 3-year-old were in the back seat of the vehicle.

Police said when the woman came outside, the vehicle was gone, along with the children. A woman driving by saw the distraught victim, got a description of the stolen vehicle and started looking for it. The good Samaritan found the vehicle parked at a church at 12th Avenue and Fairfield Street, about five blocks from where it had been stolen.

APD said the children were safe and were returned to the victim. The vehicle was also recovered.

At this time, police say there is no description of the suspect that took the car and the children. Furthermore, APD said there is nothing to indicate the person who took the vehicle knew the children were in the car when it was stolen.

APD says this incident is a reminder of how quickly a vehicle can be stolen and to never leave children in a vehicle unattended.

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