APD: vehicle stolen -- with kid in back seat

Albany police say a vehicle was temporarily stolen Monday afternoon on Clinton Ave -- with a four-year-old in the back seat (map). From the APD press release: "When officers arrived the victim stated that she left the vehicle running with her four year old daughter inside at Clinton Avenue and Lark Street. She told officers she was only in the store for a moment when a man got into her vehicle and drove north on Lark Street with the child was still inside. She told the officer that she was able to run after the vehicle as it fled north on Lark Street. She stated the suspect quickly abandoned the vehicle a short distance away on the 100 block of First Street and fled on foot." APD says the kid was still in the vehicle and OK. Full press release post jump.

APD: Motor Vehicle Stolen with Four Year Old Inside
On December 17, 2012 at approximately 4:45 p.m., officers responded to the 100 Block of First Street for a report of a stolen vehicle. When officers arrived the victim stated that she left the vehicle running with her four year old daughter inside at Clinton Avenue and Lark Street. She told officers she was only in the store for a moment when a man got into her vehicle and drove north on Lark Street with the child was still inside. She told the officer that she was able to run after the vehicle as it fled north on Lark Street. She stated the suspect quickly abandoned the vehicle a short distance away on the 100 block of First Street and fled on foot.
The child was still in the back seat and was unharmed.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 15 years of age, last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.
The driver, Koryse Sealey, 28, of Albany, was ticketed for Unattended Motor Vehicle under the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
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Earlier on AOA: APD urges people to not leave their cars running during the winter, says half of vehicles stolen in the city are unlocked

Comments

For the love of all that is holy, why would leave you child in an unlocked, running, vehicle? I'm really glad this turned out okay, but I am mad the mother of this child.

Ticketed for leaving an unattended vehicle? That's it? Disgusting.

Why does something horrible need to happen before someone is held accountable for dangerous behavior?

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