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Portland Teens Arrested for Car Theft with Child Inside: Father’s Nightmare Turned Rescue

Portland Teens Arrested for Car Theft with Child Inside: Father's Nightmare Turned Rescue

In November 2023, in Portland, Oregon, two teenagers were arrested by the police for committing a harrowing act of car theft with child inside. The incident happened when the father of the little girl briefly left his car running to warm it up, and a young man wearing a beanie jumped in and drove off with the vehicle.

Portland Teens Arrested for Car Theft with Child Inside: Father’s Nightmare Turned Rescue

Child Safe: Teen Suspects Arrested in Car Theft Case

Fortunately, the child was found unharmed by a passerby shortly after the car theft with child inside was spotted being driven recklessly in another part of the city. The car was later discovered abandoned in Gresham.

After months of investigation, the police were able to identify and arrest the two young suspects, aged 13 and 14, both from Portland. The 13-year-old is facing charges including second-degree kidnapping, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and first-degree robbery, while the 14-year-old has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle. The names of the suspects were not released by the police due to their age.

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Father’s Relief: Child Safe After Car Theft, Urgent Call for Vigilance

The father of the young girl shared his account with the media, explaining how he had briefly left his vehicle unattended before it was stolen. He expressed his immense relief upon learning that his daughter was found safe and unharmed. The investigation into the matter is still ongoing, and authorities are encouraging anyone with relevant information to step forward.

This event underscores the critical need for vigilance and caution, particularly regarding the practice of leaving children alone in vehicles. Additionally, it underscores the rapid and efficient actions taken by law enforcement to capture the suspects and guarantee the child’s safety.

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