ARLINGTON, Va. — A father was charged after police found a child who was inside the vehicle at the time the car was stolen.
DC Police located the child shortly after, along with the vehicle. Police say the child was found safe and unharmed. The Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) is asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect who stole the vehicle.
ACPD responded to reports of a stolen vehicle around 7:35 p.m. on Sunday near the North Lynn Street at Wilson Boulevard.
The stolen car was found in Southeast D.C. with a child inside, but the man fled the scene prior to police arrival, authorities said.
Police are still searching for the suspect. Officers described the suspect as a Black man wearing an orange sweatshirt and jeans.
The child's father, Gregory Morris, 38, of Falls Church, Virginia, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was released on summons.
The investigation remains ongoing
Police are anyone who may have information about this case to contact ACPD Tip Line at 703-228-4180 or send an email to ACPDTipLine@arlingtonva.us.