Child safe after being taken in stolen vehicle - KCTV5

Child safe after being taken in stolen vehicle

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Kansas City police quickly found a young boy after he was taken in a stolen vehicle on Friday night.

It happened at a gas station on East 59th and Swope Parkway at 9:02 p.m.

Police tell KCTV5 the child was dropped off about a block and a half away in the 3600 block of E. 60th.

He was found about 15 minutes later wandering around. Police were then able to reunite the child with family members.

The boy, who is around 2 or 3 years old, was holding onto a toy and playing with a balloon as officers waited for an ambulance crew to come and check to make sure the boy wasn't hurt. 

Investigators are still searching for the gray Honda with tinted windows that was stolen. It has a temporary license plate.

The suspect is a black man with dreadlocks was wearing a blue shirt with red stripes on the sleeves. He was wearing a black hat.

If you recognize the vehicle or suspect, you are asked to call the police.

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