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Columbus infant recovered after gas station car theft

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The baby was later found safe. The baby was later found safe.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A 7-month-old baby was found safe after a car theft at a Columbus gas station, Columbus police say.

The child's mother told police that she went inside a Summit gas station at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night and left her child in the car with the engine running. When she returned, both her child and her car were missing.

The woman's car was found about four hours later abandoned at the intersection of London Street and Lancing Avenue. Her child was safe inside the car, uninjured.

Police have not yet named a suspect in this case.

News Leader 9's Roslyn Giles went back to the neighborhood where the baby and car were found. They were shocked to learn what happened.  It's bad...anything could happen, thank God it turned out the way it did," stated Sherry Humphries.

"I'm just glad the baby is fine, nothing happened because it's so many instances of people being left in the car and it's overheating or they die, people kidnapped themso I'm just happy everything turned out okay," explained Shaquana Brown.

No word if any charges will be filed against the mother for the leaving the child alone. 

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