ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A toddler was hospitalized Monday, after a car was stolen with him inside in the City of Rochester.
According to police, a 26-year-old woman left her two-year-old child in a car on Dewey Avenue while she went inside a store. She told police the car was then stolen. Police said Tuesday that the car is a 2000s gold Mercedes.
A bystander called 911 moments later to report finding a toddler walking alone on Electric Avenue. That person stayed with the child until officers arrived. Captain Greg Bello with RPD said Tuesday that the person is “a great neighbor” and did the right thing.
The child was taken to Rochester General Hospital to be treated for what police said was a non-life-threatening injury to his upper body.
No one has been arrested. Anyone with video of the area or information is asked to call 911.
Rochester Police said the suspect(s) could be charged with kidnapping, but it’s too early in the investigation.
Police also reminded the public Tuesday that even though the weather is getting colder, to not leave your car running.