Garden City police seek suspect accused of stealing car with baby inside

Crime & Safety

GARDEN CITY, Ga (WSAV) – Garden City Police are looking for a man accused of stealing a vehicle Wednesday morning with a baby inside.

The 3-month-old has since been found safe, but police are still looking for the suspect involved. He is described as a black male and was wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants at the time of the incident.

The crime scene started at Plantation Townhome Apartments off of Highway 21 in Garden City. The baby’s mother told police she was trying to manage twins when it happened.

“The mother had loaded the child into the vehicle, had turned to go get the other child to load it in the vehicle and in that time, an individual walked up, jumped in the vehicle and drove off with it,” said Garden City Police Chief Gilbert Ballard.

Just minutes after the vehicle was stolen, surveillance cameras captured video of the suspect dropping off the baby in front of Everlasting Christian Church, located at 100 Sparkman Drive in Garden City.

News 3 is told a letter carrier found the baby and brought the 3-month-old into the church.

“I just saw the news notification about the missing child with the abducted car, so I was relieved that this might be the child,” said April Givens, Everlasting Christian Church Administrator, who said she was there when the child arrived.

“I contacted the police and let them know that I might have that baby that was missing,” Givens added.

The vehicle, described as a 2011 Honda CR-V Greenish silver in color, with a Georgia tag RNL0521, was recovered in Savannah at Sustainable Fellwood apartments off of West Bay Street.

Meanwhile, the suspect, facing felony charges, is still on the run.

Police are asking anyone with information on the suspect or his whereabouts to call 911.

“Turn yourself in,” Ballard said. “Let’s bring closure to this and move on.”

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