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Teen arrested after car stolen from gas station with baby inside

15-year-old faces multiple charges in theft at Pompano Beach 7-Eleven

The Broward Sheriff's Office says a 15-year-old boy was caught on surveillance video at a 7-Eleven in Pompano Beach stealing a car with a 1-year-old inside.
The Broward Sheriff's Office says a 15-year-old boy was caught on surveillance video at a 7-Eleven in Pompano Beach stealing a car with a 1-year-old inside.


POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after he stole a car from a gas station with a baby in the back seat, Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Gina Carter said.

The Toyota Camry was stolen July 25 from a 7-Eleven in Pompano Beach.

BSO detectives said the teen walked up to the unattended car, got into the driver's seat and drove away with a 1-year-old boy in the back seat.

Surveillance video showed the thief driving away in the stolen car.

The car was found abandoned about 20 minutes later. The keys were in the ignition and the child was unharmed in his car seat.

Carter said the teen faces charges of grand theft, larceny, burglary of a conveyance and child abuse without bodily harm. She said the teen was part of a four-person team, and other arrests are expected.


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