LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police have recovered a white Dodge Durango, with a 3-month-old infant inside, that was stolen from a Thorton's gas station just after 7 a.m. Tuesday.
The stolen vehicle and infant were found safe around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at Trinity Baptist Church on Strader Drive, which is less than half a mile from the gas station.
LEX 18 spoke with the father of the 3-month-old who said that he went inside the gas station to pay when someone stole his vehicle while the baby was inside. Someone spotted the vehicle at the church and called police.
According to Lexington Police, the suspect is on the loose. The car did not run out of gas, but the suspect ditched the car in the parking lot of the church. Police could not confirm if the vehicle was left running when the parent went inside the gas station.
Police say that the 3-month-old slept through the whole incident and is confirmed safe.
CONFIRMED: 3 month old baby is SAFE after someone stole a running car with him inside from a gas station on Winchester Rd. The suspect ditched the car in a nearby parking lot and is on the run. Baby slept through whole thing. @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/pqehegyzSF— Evelyn Schultz (@EvelynSchultzTV) February 22, 2022