20-month-old child in stolen SUV found unharmed, Los Angeles police say

A 20-month-old child who was in the backseat of an SUV when it was stolen in Marina del Rey on Saturday has been found unharmed, Los Angeles police said.

The child and the vehicle were found at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Lake Street in Venice on Saturday evening, said Officer Sal Ramirez, an LAPD spokesman.

“The child seems to be OK,” he said.

Police are still searching for the individual who stole the vehicle.


The incident began when a woman reported the SUV stolen after she left her child in the backseat about 2:15 p.m. while she went inside a Marina del Rey shoe store to shop, Ramirez said.

She was in the store about 15 minutes when she discovered the vehicle and the child were missing from the store parking lot in the 13400 block of Maxella Avenue, he said.

The abductor was described as a white or Latino man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, 185 pounds, wearing a black jacket and dark pants.

The SUV was last seen heading eastbound on Maxella Avenue before it was discovered in Venice.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department.