Car stolen in Albany with child still inside

Posted at: 12/18/2012 12:06 PM
Updated at: 12/18/2012 12:48 PM
By: WNYT Staff

ALBANY - A car thief in Albany stole a running car with a young child inside.

The child's mother tells police she ran into the store for a moment Monday afternoon and left the car running with her 4-year-old daughter inside near Clinton Avenue and Lark Street.

Police say a 15-year-old stole the car, but must have quickly realized there was a child inside and then ditched the car.

The vehicle was found a short distance away. The little girl was not hurt.

Police say the suspect fled on foot and is still on the loose.

The mother, 28-year-old Koryse Sealey, was ticketed for leaving her vehicle unattended.

Police offer the following tips in regards to stolen vehicles:

Police say leaving your vehicle running while unattended does not only put you at risk of having your vehicle stolen, it is also against the law.