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Person steals car with 1-year-old in backseat, officials say

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A mother had to watch someone drive away with her child in the back seat after a man stole her car Thursday evening. 

Officials said the woman was shopping at a Dollar Store near Rankin and Imperial Valley when she left her 1-year-old child in the back seat. 

Harris County deputies said a black man wearing a black hoodie with the number 713 on the back hopped into the vehicle and fled the store parking lot. 

Harris County deputies tracked the car back to 19500 Richland Spring Drive in North Harris County 15 minutes later, officials said. 

The 1-year-old child was in the back seat when the car was recovered.

The baby is now being checked out by emergency medical services crew.

Deputies are searching for the man.

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