One month old baby left on the side of road after vehicle stolen from gas station

Published: Jan. 18, 2018 at 7:01 PM CST
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Two kids who were inside a vehicle that was stolen from a gas station in Georgia were found late Wednesday night.

Officers responded to a gas station, located in College Park around 5 p.m. after a woman reported that her 2009 Chevy Equinox was stolen while she was in the gas station.

Police say the mother left her kids in the running vehicle, unattended, near the gas pumps while she went into the building. She told police that as she was coming out the store when she saw that someone had driven away with her kids in the backseat.

The first child, a 4-year-old was later found walking down the shoulder of a road near an Interstate by the Police Chief of the Georgia State University Police Department.

The search for the second child, a 1-month-old baby, continued until a local television photographer noticed her as he was on the way to the scene to cover the story. Around 7 p.m. Wednesday night, officers followed the photographer to the area, where they found the child strapped to her car seat, which was left in the right-hand lane of the road.

Police say both kids appeared to be unharmed, but were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The vehicle was later found by Atlanta police and the suspect remains at large.