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News Nearby: Man Accused of Stealing Car With Baby Inside

The mother said she left her car unlocked and running while she went inside a store because her 17 month old baby was asleep.

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - A man has been arrested and charged in connection with an Aug. 8 kidnapping and theft of a vehicle.

Last month, a mother said she left her 2011 Toyota Highlander running while she quickly went inside Panaderia Jalisco at 41 Paper Mill Rd. in the City of Lawrenceville. The mother told Lawrenceville Police that her 17 month old son was sleeping so she left the baby in the unlocked car. Also in the car was a Coach purse with $8,000 and a diaper bag with $2,300.

The car was left unlocked because the mother said she was only running in for a second according to the police report.

While inside the bakery, someone reportedly got in the woman's SUV and drove off.

A short time later, Lawrenceville police officers received a call that the baby and the diaper bag were at a home about a mile away on Springbottom Court.

The woman at the home said a friend of hers named "Alpha" drove up in a Highlander, dropped the baby off and told her to babysit. She told police she knew the child was not his, so she walked to a neighbor's house and called 911.

An officer picked up the baby and brought him back to his parents' home a short time later.

After searching the Gwinnett County Sheriff's website, a Lawrenceville officer was able to find a photo of the possible suspect. He was later identified as Alpha Amadou Bah of 1030 Papercreek Drive in Lawrenceville.

Bah was arrested Monday and has been charged with Kidnapping and Theft by Taking Auto.

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Sally Toole September 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM
What charges are pending against this mother?
Michelle Williams September 26, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Why would a mother leave her baby, $8000, a Coach purse, a diaper bag with $2300 in a running vehicle with the doors unlock...hell I would have stole it too...stupid!
Buttercup September 26, 2012 at 08:39 PM
She needs some parenting classes and a child endangerment charge...IMO
RDH53 September 27, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Not a crime to be stupid!
ara zun October 08, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Stupid for stealing a car for the mother dumb ass what going to happen to her leaving a baby in the car

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