Nichole Hannahs

Car Thief Takes Off With Child

by Nichole Hannahs on August 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Authorities in Licking County continue to search for a suspect in the theft of a vehicle with a child inside.

The Newark Police Department reports that on July 23 a 2003 Gold Chevy Malibu was stolen on Robbins Drive.

Inside the vehicle was a 3-year-old boy. His parents were unloading groceries and when they walked back outside the vehicle and child were gone.

They were found a short time later in the parking lot at Cedar Grill on North Cedar Street. The child was unharmed.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Licking County Crime stoppers at 1-888-488-9058. A $1,000 reward is in place for information that leads to an arrest.