Child recovered after car stolen in Springfield with girl inside

A Springfield child has been reported safe after she was in a car that was stolen on Sunday.

A 19-month-old child was left in a 2003 Honda Pilot while the mother went inside a home in the 200 block of West Grand Avenue for “less than a minute,” according to a police report.

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When the mother returned outside, police said the car and her daughter were gone.

Springfield Police later received a call that the car could be found near West Liberty Street and South Fountain Avenue.

A witness stated he saw an unidentified black man walking away from the vehicle toward an alley away from West Liberty Street.

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The child didn’t appear to be harmed, according to the police report.

At this time, no suspect has been identified. Fingerprints were submitted to be processed, police said.

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