Thief steals car with 5-year-old sleeping inside

A 5-year-old boy went on a frightening ride Monday night as car thieves stole the vehicle the child was sleeping in. 

According to D.C. police, the 2014 Green Kia Seoul was taken from the 1700 block of Columbia Road Northwest around 6:49 p.m. The police report states that the victim left her child in the car as she went into a restaurant to grab food to deliver an Uber Eats order.

Police noted the car was parked illegally at a bus stop at the time of the theft. 

Authorities found the boy on 29th Street and Cathedral Avenue in Northwest. Officers say the child was in good health and had no visible injuries. 

Police thanked the D.C. community for its help with the search, and said that the 2014 Green Kia Seoul – with Virginia tags TVH9942 – is still missing.