Suspect steals SUV with 11-year-old in back seat


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo Police are searching Friday for a man who stole a white Ford Explorer Thursday night with an 11-year-old child in the back seat.

Officers say the boy’s mother entered in a store at Bailey and Gerald around 10 p.m. and left the child in the vehicle.  During the time the woman was in the store, the suspect got into the vehicle and drove away. Authorities say the suspect may not have known the child was in the vehicle.

Below are photos of the suspect stealing the SUV:


Police found the vehicle and the child around 30 minutes after the vehicle was stolen, on Roebling Avenue only a short distance from the store.

Terrell Smith was a wtiness and described to News 4 what he saw when the mother and son were reunited, “I heard the mom yelling she was real happy, and then when she got her son they left and took her back to the precinct.”  The child was not harmed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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