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LMPD: Child inside stolen vehicle found safe

Louisville police said a car was stolen from the area of 4th St. and Cardinal Blvd. around 8:30 p.m. The 6-year-old boy was found safe a short time later.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) said a young boy has been found safe after the car he was in was stolen Monday night.

According to LMPD Maj. Emily McKinley, officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle with a six-year-old boy inside in the area of 4th and Cardinal around 8:30 p.m.

When officers arrived at the location, the owner of the car and parent of the child was able to describe the missing car as a 2008 gold Buick Enclave.

The car's description was shared with the entire department and LMPD officers from every division responded to help find the missing child. Maj. McKinley said a phone had also been left in the car when it was stolen, so officers were able to ping the phone multiple times to pinpoint its location.

The car was found about 3.5 miles away near the HD Automotive on Millers Lane with the child unharmed inside. Maj. McKinley said the child was checked out by EMS as a precaution.

At this time, LMPD does not have any suspects. Officers canvassed the area where the car was left and detectives plan to look at surveillance footage from the business where the car was stolen to get a description.

For now. Maj. McKinley said she's glad they were able to reunite this boy with his parents less than half an hour after he was taken.

"This is why we do this job," she said.

McKinley also warned the public about leaving vehicles running and unattended, since that's how this incident took place.

If anyone has information, they are urged to contact police through the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD (5673) or through the online tip portal.

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