1-Year-Old Child Was Inside Car Stolen From School Parking Lot in Manchester

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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.

“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.

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