- Associated Press - Sunday, January 3, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A 3-year-old girl who was in a car that was stolen from outside an Albuquerque grocery store is home safe.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1mxF5Un) Caraline Leon-Alcocar was found in an empty parking lot around 1 a.m. Sunday.

Police spokesman Daren DeAguero says the girl was “very cold and very scared” but otherwise unharmed.

She was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

According to police, the child’s mother had stopped to fill water jugs outside the store around 8:30 p.m. when a male suspect drove off in the running car with Caraline buckled up inside.

DeAguero says police first found the car but she was not inside.

Police continue to look for the suspect, who is described as Hispanic, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9 and with short brown hair.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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