13-year-old charged with stealing car with baby inside

Jul 14, 2020

Police say a running car with an eight-month-old baby in the back seat was stolen from a parking lot in Niagara Falls.

It happened at the Falls City Market at 19th Street and Ashland Avenue after 10 p.m. Monday night.

The driver -- the baby's father -- called police when he discovered the car was missing after he exited the store. The car, with the baby safely inside, was found 20 minutes later on 17th Street.

Police charged a 13-year-old with grand larceny and said he also stole another car from the same spot last week. He will be processed in family court.

The baby's father was cited for leaving the car unattended and for a car seat violation.