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Mitzi Johanknecht

Car stolen with child sleeping inside


(Burien)a car with a 7 year old sleeping inside was stolen this morning when the mother left the car running to go into a 7-Eleven. The car was found abandoned less than 2 hours later with the girl still sleeping inside.(C16017912)


Around 3:15 this morning a woman drove to the 7-Eleven store near S.116th St and Des Moines Memorial Dr.  The woman went into the store and left her 7 year old daughter sleeping in the car and left the car running. When the woman exited the store her car and daughter were gone.  

Police searched the area looking for the burgundy, 1992 Toyota Camry.  Just before 5:00 am a deputy spotted the vehicle parked near S. 136th St and 12 Ave S.  The suspect was gone and the 7 year old was still asleep inside.   The child did not wake up during the incident.

Police have no suspect information at this time but are hoping surveillance video from the store will help identify the suspect.