A 1-year-old child was inside a vehicle when it was stolen from a school parking lot in Manchester Monday.
The 2022 Lexus RX 350 was stolen from the parking lot of 74 Main St. around 12:50 p.m. Saint Bridget School in Manchester is located at that address.
The child was located on Summit Street a short time later unharmed. Police believe the suspect removed the child in the car seat and left him there, police said.
The toddler was reunited with his mother.
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“After discovering the car missing this afternoon, Saint Bridget School was secured out of an abundance of caution," Robert Muirhead, leader of communications, said in a statement. "We thank our students and teachers for their diligent response to this emergency, and we thank God that the child was recovered and that no one was harmed."
The vehicle, a Lexus with Connecticut license plates, had been seen on Interstate 84 East in East Hartford and was found unoccupied on Union Street in Manchester around 3 p.m.
Police released surveillance video of the theft of the Lexus. They are asking anyone with information on the suspect to call them at (860) 645-5500.